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Grace Njeri
Gregory Mwakanongo
James Orengo
Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba
John Githua
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Lilian Ndegwa
Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd
Luke Mugo
Maurice Ochieng Okere
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Ngurumani Traders Ltd
Stephen Ogago Osiro

Kidero graft case fails to start over hitch

Evans Kidero case failed to proceed on Monday after defence lawyers said the charge sheet was defective. Dr Kidero’s lawyer James Orengo that one of the counts relates to an offence that does not exist in law.He further said the particulars in the charges sheet do not disclose an offence.

The trial of former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero and eight other persons failed to proceed on Monday after defence lawyers said the charge sheet was defective. Dr Kidero, who is facing graft and abuse of office charges, said through his lawyer James Orengo that one of the counts relates to an offence that does not exist in law. He further said the particulars in the charges sheet do not disclose an offence.Dr Kidero has been charged together with former chief officers in his administration including former County secretary Lilian Ndegwa, former chief finance officer Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba, former minister in charge of finance and planning Mr Gregory Mwakanongo, former accounting head Stephen Ogago Osiro, former acting chief finance officer Luke Mugo and former acting head of treasury Maurice Ochieng Okere.

Other facing charges are Mr John Githua and Grace Njeri of Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd and Ngurumani Traders Ltd.The charges against them state that they conspired to commit fraud which led to the loss of Sh213,327,300 at the County Government between January 16, 2014 and January 25, 2016.

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