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DPP orders prosecution of Governors Alfred Mutua, Sospeter Ojaamong

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By Judy Nguta | April 7th 2016

Nairobi: Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua will now face prosecution after his efforts to bar court proceedings against him failed.

Mutua is facing charges of abuse of office over procurement of vehicles for the county’s executive committee members.

“DPP orders for prosecution of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for irregular procurement of 16 vehicles for his officers,” said DPP Keriako Tobiko.

Mutua had in several occasions stopped his prosecution through court orders until DPP successfully barred his further attempts to stop the proceedings.

He was to be charged in February 2015 over alleged procurement irregularities in the purchase of second-hand vehicles but the case at the magistrate’s court stalled.

Mutua moved to the High Court seeking to restrain the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from arresting and charging him, but lost the case in December. He then went on to petition at the Court of Appeal.

Governor Sospeter Ojaamong 

His Busia counterpart Sospeter Ojaamong will also face criminal proceedings for sending offensive text messages.

“DPP also ordered that Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong be prosecuted for sending offensive messages to Esther Mayieka,” said Tobiko on his twitter account.

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