Former Nairobi senior county officers acquitted over corruption charges

File Photo:Former Nairobi County Government chief accountant Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba

On Thursday Anti-Corruption Magistrate Kennedy Bidali freed former Nairobi senior county officers the prosecution failed to prove its case against the suspects.

The senior officers namely Mr. Kiamba, former Chief Accounting Officer ,Stephen Osiro, County Secretary ,Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa and Regina Chepkemoi were facing seven counts of abuse of office, making and uttering false documents.

The magistrate ruled that although there was evidence of overcharging for blinds supplied and fitted at the former Chief Accounting Officer’s office, the section they had been charged with was wrong because the goods were supplied.

The officers denied a total of ten counts in relation to a Sh17.9 million fraud case.