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DPP appoints Muite to review Malili case

By PROTUS ONYANGO | Published Sat, May 17th 2014 at 00:00, Updated May 17th 2014 at 11:28 GMT +3

By PROTUS ONYANGO

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has appointed Senior Counsel Paul Muite to review the file on fraud allegations in the purchase of the 5000-acre Malili ranch.

In a Press statement, Mr Tobiko said Muite has also been engaged to advise whether sufficient evidence is disclosed to prosecute the suspects or any other person named in the present file.

Muite is also to conduct on the DPP’s behalf any prosecution that may ensue in relation to the matter.

“The senior counsel will represent the DPP/ODPP in any and all other applications or legal proceedings that may arise from or in connection with the said matter. This includes the High Court petition filed by Senator Johnson Muthama seeking to stop his arrest and prosecution,” Tobiko said.

He added, “In my Press statement issued on April 26, 2014, I confirmed that I had received from the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), an investigations file in which he recommended that a number of individuals be charged with fraud related offences in relation to alleged misappropriation of Sh1 billion paid by Government for the purchase of 5,000 acres at Malili ranch.” Tobiko confirmed he had decided that the probe file be independently reviewed by a senior counsel from private practice.

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