Court Orders Former CS Rotich’s Aror And Kimwarer Cases to Continue.
Milimani law court has dismissed a petition by former National Treasury Cabinet secretary to have the case against him dismissed.
The former CS had requested the court to dismiss the case against him and denied any accusations against him in the Aror and Kimwarer dams scandal. The scandal saw loss of billions of taxpayers’ money in unaccountable ways.
The director of public prosecution, in a report said that the court upheld accusations by the DPP and made a directive that the hearing of the case to continue.
“The ruling affirmed DPP's position that the charges were properly instituted by the Office which has powers to institute criminal charges under Article 157 of the Constitution,” stated the report by the DPP.
The case against Rotich was on the 3rd of march 2022 postponed after his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi was reported to be sick.
The High Court at Milimani Anti-Corruption Division has today dismissed an application filed by former Treasury CS, Henry Rotich, challenging the charges instituted against him. #HakiNaUsawa #TukomesheUfisadi #ArrorKimwarerCase— Office of The Director Of Public Prosecutions (@ODPP_KE) March 17, 2022
The ex-CS is accused of misappropriation of public funds of the Aror and Kimwarer Multipurpose dam projects.
Rotich was also jointly charged with four other officers with several offenses that included, abuse of office, failure to comply with sections of the law and abuse of office while carrying out contracts for the construction of the two dams.
The case against Rotich will be heard on the 28th of march 2022.
The case, among many other corruption cases have seen many government projects stalled
The Aror and Kimwarer dam scandal saw different politicians differ on the scandal with some claiming that the money was not misappropriated while others holding to the view that the money was misappropriated.
The scandal also saw the then National Treasury CS Henry Rotich sacked and his position taken up in acting capacity by Ukur Yatani.