Waititu’s bond may be cancelled for skipping court

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu in court (File)

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji is contemplating having former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s bond cancelled after he skipped court for the third time in the Ksh. 588 million graft case.

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Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu could face fresh arrest should the Director of Public Prosecutions apply for cancellation of his bond.

This even as Haji contemplates challenging the bail granted to the former governor after he failed to appear in court for his graft case.

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Waituti’s lawyers once again claimed that the former county boss was on bed rest after he allegedly contracted covid-19 in August.

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The hearing of Ksh.588 million graft case against Waititu failed to kick off on August 31 when the court was told he was sick and hospitalised.

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Trial magistrate Thomas Nzioki approved an application by Waitutu’s lawyer to have the matter adjourned until October 26, 27, 28 and 29 to give him time recover.

Several witnesses had been lined up to testify in the case.

The prosecution is now accusing the politician of evading trial and will automatically face arrest if his bond is cancelled.

The prosecution had also sought to have Waititu undergo mental assessment before the determination of his case. It also sought to have his lawyers compelled to provide his medical records.

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The DPP has further asked the court to appoint a team of three doctors from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to examine him and report their findings to enable him to take appropriate action.

His defense team has protested the prosecution’s orders.

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