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.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.