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Official in DPP’s office charged with Sh7.9m fraud

By Faith Karanja | Published Sat, September 1st 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 31st 2018 at 22:48 GMT +3
Senior Principal Administrative Officer William Osoro at the Milimani law court on Friday.

In a classic case of a revolution swallowing its own children, an official in the office of Director of Public Prosecutions was charged with corruption yesterday.

William Ashael Osoro appeared before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi at Milimani Law Courts and denied two counts of abuse of office and stealing by servant against the law.

Osoro, a senior principal administrative officer is said to have arbitrarily directed the use of a fuel card for the purchase of fuel, lubricants and pit stop services valued at Sh7 million on diverse dates between September 1, 2013 and April 25, 2018 in Nairobi.

In the second count, Osoro was accused of stealing fuel, lubricants and pit stop services valued at Sh7,902,250.28.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh600,000 or an alternative bond of Sh1.5 million. Mugambi fixed the pre-trial conference for September 14 to confirm whether the prosecution has supplied witness’s statements to the defense.


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