Former Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu [photo: Metropol TV]
Nov, 2nd 2020 – A Nairobi court, has directed, the sh588 million graft case, against former Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu to proceed, with hearing ,despite his health condition.
Magistrate Thomas Nzioki, said Waititu’s case, will proceed, to full-hearing, as they wait for the results, which the prosecution, said, will be out this Friday.
The Director of Public Prosecution, through lawyer Joseph Riungu, told the court, that three doctors, have examined Waititu. He further said, the results on the examination, will be out on Friday.
Riungu said, “Following the ruling of October 28, 2020, in which the court allowed prosecution’s prayer that the first accused person be examined by three independent doctors appointed by Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board, we communicated same information through a letter dated the same day to the CEO KNH Hospital, communicating the contents of the order.“
Waititu had failed to avail himself in court for three consecutive hearings with claims of having contracted Covid-19. Waititu’s lawyer argued, “My client has been unwell. He went for check up on October 24, and was referred to the High Dependency Unit for admission at a hospital. He was admitted and is not ready to proceed with the case.“
Waituti is charged alongside his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u and eight others over an alleged sh588 million tender that was awarded irregularly.
The prosecution on Wednesday, 21st October accused the politician of evading trial causing delay on the case. The magistrate stated, “Let people attend hearings. I don’t want to hear adjournments. Don’t come and generate another medical opinion.“