Govt misled on value of Tokyo embassy
05 August 2013, 18:25
Nairobi - The Charge d'Affairs at the Tokyo Embassy Allan Mburu who is facing prosecution over the KES 1.5 billion Tokyo Japan Embassy case has claimed the government was misled on facts preceding the acquisition of the property.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry official in his statement to the court said that the state valuer misled authorities on the economic lifespan of the embassy premises and on a crucial question of whether there were other embassies in the neighbourhood in which the Kenyan embassy was situated, Daily Nation reports.
Mburu and his co-accused; the former Foreign Affairs Ministry PS Thuita Mwangi and ambassador Anthony Muchiri went on to request the high court to find that their “prosecution was informed by malice and misrepresentation of facts.”
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