Former Kenyan MP has a case to answer in the Anglo-Leasing scandal

In the multi-billion shillings Anglo Leasing saga, a Kenyan court determined on Friday that Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Chris Obure has a case to answer.

Obure and other government officials are facing graft accusations related to a $12 million VSAT satellite purchase for Kenya's Postal Corporation in the early 2000s.

His co-accused are former Postmaster-General Francis Chahonyo, former Transport PS Sammy Kyungu, and EX-Finance Secretary Samuel Bundotich.

In 2015, they were charged with abuse of office and breach of trust.

The court’s Magistrate Anne Mwangi established a prima facie case against Obure.

“Following a review of the evidence on file, I find that the state has proved a prima facie case against all of the defendants,” Magistrate Anne Mwangi remarked.

Mr. Chahonyo and Mr. Kyungu are accused of initiating the procurements as part of a 2002 network of operations. Mr. Obure, on the other hand, authorized the payments, while Mr. Bundotich made the payments.

The case will be mentioned on October 8.

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