Court set to rule on Cotu's plea to prosecute NSSF officials

A case in which trade unionists are seeking to privately prosecute six suspended NSSF officials will be mentioned on Thursday.

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) wants to prosecute the officials over the Tassia II Housing Project.

Another mention

This is after the trial magistrate granted the parties another mention date yesterday when the matter came up.

The matter will be mentioned on Thursday for further directions since Magistrate Daniel Ogembo was not in court yesterday.

Former NSSF Trustee Chairman Aden Mohamed lost an application to be enjoined in the case.

Mr Ogembo ruled that the application had no merit, since Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli was yet to be allowed to prosecute the six officials.

The magistrate ruled that Managing Trustee Richard Lang’at and five others had not been charged in connection with the Tassia II Project.

Ogembo said Mr Atwoli was only asking the court for leave to institute a private prosecution against the officials on grounds that the Director of Public Prosecutions had failed to prosecute them.