Samburu governor is clean, declares witness
SEE ALSO :Haji's bid to stop Samburu case flopsHe said as the head of treasury, he never received any audit queries relating to payments the county government made to Oryx Service Station which, he said, does not belong to the governor as alleged by the prosecution. He said Oryx Service Station is owned by Hesborn Wachira, who signed all the company’s documents and that the governor did not at any time put pressure on any official to favour Oryx. Proprietor The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, in its documents filed in court, claimed that Mr Lenolkulal was the proprietor of Oryx Service Station, which he used to fleece the county through contracts to supply fuel to his own government. Lekalkuli was the first prosecution witness out of the 43 lined up to testify. He produced 231 payment vouchers made to Oryx Service Station during the examination-in-chief, but which he confirmed were genuine payments for services and goods delivered. Conspiracy The Samburu governor is being tried for conspiracy to defraud his county government by allegedly receiving Sh84,695,996 through the contract with Oryx Service Station to supply fuel. He was charged alongside Stephen Letinina, Daniel Lenolkirina, Josephine Lenasalia, Reuben Lemunyete, Linus Lenolngenye, Paul Lolmingani, Bernard Lesurmati and Lillian Balanga. Others are Andrew Lanyasunya, David Loosenge, Geoffery Kitewan and Hesborn Ndathi.
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