Tobiko appoints Muite to act on Malili Ranch fraud files
16 May 2014, 15:02
Nairobi - The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has appointed Paul Muite Senior Counsel to review the CID files where the government lost KES 1 billion through the purchase on 500 acres of land at Malili Ranch.
According to a statement from the DPP, Muite will review the file and advise whether sufficient evidence is disclosed to prosecute the suspects, who include the Law Society of Kenya chairman Erick Mutua, CIC commissioner Kamotho Waiganjo and Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.
“Paul Muite has been engaged to represent the DPP/ODPP in any and all other applications or legal proceedings that may arise from or in connection with the matter. This includes the High Court Petition filed by Senator Johnson Muthama seeking to stop his arrest and prosecution,” read part of the statement from the DPP.
Muthama and Mutua have so far denied the fraud allegations leveled against them over the sale of the ranch, which is set aside for construction of the Konza Techno City.
They said they were willing to go through a court process to have their names cleared.
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