Fraud and Court Case –Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s bank accounts have been frozen in new courts orders.
Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission EACC has obtained fresh court orders against the politician who has been battling a protracted court case on embezzlement of public funds.
The court order allows the ethics agency to freeze bank accounts and assets belonging to Mr. Ferdinand Waititu and his family.
On Saturday September 23, EACC noted that the court had frozen accounts held by Waititu, his wife Susan Wangari and their daughter over alleged corruption when he was serving as Governor Kiambu County.
The court this week ruled that the former county boss has a case to answer over the sh 588 million tender scandal in Kiambu County
“In addition, EACC has since obtained orders from the High Court freezing the family’s unexplained wealth amounting to nearly Ksh2 billion pending the ongoing civil suit seeking orders for forfeiture of the said assets to the State,” EACC stated.
In a ruling delivered on Thursday, September 21, Milimani Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki said the Director of Public Prosecutions ODPP had established a prima facie case against the accused persons.
“Having considered the evidence on record, submissions by all parties herein as per Section 306 of the Criminal Procedure Code(CPC) I have arrived at a find that the prosecution has established a prima facie case against Waititu, his wife and their co-accused persons in Count 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 and 12,” Magistrate Nzyoki ruled.
The magistrate said that the evidence adduced by the prosecution through 32 witnesses and 741 exhibits was overwhelming to enable them be placed on their defence.
Nzyoki ruled that the 32 prosecution witnesses had linked Waititu, his wife and companies associated with him involved in the roads tender scandal.
While putting the accused on their defence, Nzyoki said that at this stage he is not required under law to sample in detail the evidence presented before him by the prosecution.
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