DPP withdraws fraud case against ex-Kenya Power boss

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji on Wednesday withdrew a graft case against former Kenya Power managing director Ben Chumo and 10 others citing a lack of evidence.

The DPP withdrew the case under Section 87 (a) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

Dr Chumo was charged in 2018 together with his successor Ken Tarus, Beatrice Meso, K.P Mungai, Joshua Mutua, Abubakar Swaleh, Samuel Ndirangu, Stanley Mutwiri, Benson Muriithi, Peter Mwicigi and John Ombui.

They were charged with supply of faulty transformers worth Sh400 million.

Also charged were directors of Muwa Trading Company Ltd, James Njenga Mungai, Grace Wanjira Mungai and John Mungia.

The company was alleged to have supplied the faulty transformers.

However, the case against the company and its directors was withdrawn in 2021.

The charges against the former Kenya Power bosses included conspiracy to commit an offence, aiding the commission of a felony, willful failure to comply with procurement laws, conspiracy to defeat justice and fraudulent acquisition of public property.

They had since denied the charges.

Meanwhile, the DPP applied the withdrawal of Sh 80 million graft charges against former Samburu governor Moses Lenolkulal.

Magistrate Thomas Nzioka however, asked him to provide ground for the withdrawal.

Earlier on Wednesday, Haji dropped a Sh 19 million graft case against former Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa.

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