DPP drops charges against former Transport CS Kamau

Ex Transport CS Kamau [Photo: Umoja News]

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has dropped 33 Million shillings corruption charges against former Transport CS Michael Kamau.

This is after an anti-corruption court allowed the application by the DPP to withdraw the graft case.

The DPP told Magistrate Victor Wakumile that there is no sufficient evidence to sustain the charges levelled against Kamau.

The charges were withdrawn under section 87 a of the criminal procedure code.

The former CS was facing charges of abuse of office and willful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to the management of public funds.

He denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of 500,000 shillings.

Kamau had been charged together with Mwangi Maingi, former chief engineer of roads and Nicholas Ndungu a former resident engineer, in connection to the redesigning of a road in Bungoma County more than a decade ago.

He was first charged in June 2015 after he was suspended from his ministerial position by then President Uhuru Kenyatta before the trial was temporarily suspended after the Court of Appeal quashed it on July 14, 2017.

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