Central Bank governor will not face arrest
14 February 2014, 13:00
Nairobi - Central Bank governor Prof. Njuguna Ndungu will not face charges and arrest over corruption allegations after landing a court order blocking them.
The Director of Public Prosecutions DPP's office had issued orders that Njuguna and other top officials be sanctioned for alleged misappropriations in tendering processes in the purchase of technological management systems.
But a reprieve has been afforded to Prof. Njuguna, who will not be arrested or charged, pending the hearing of a case in which he is challenging the allegations leveled against him.
Through his lawyer Donald Kipkorir, Njuguna argued that he is not a part of the tendering process and is thus not liable for any damage done.
" It would be unfair to charge my client before the other matter pending in court is heard and determined, he argued.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC had been given the go- ahead by the DPP Keriako Tobiko to charge Njuguna and others over the matter.
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