Ex-IEBC CEO has case to answer in Sh1.3bn graft case, court rules

By Sheila Mutua On Wed, 27 May, 2020 11:38 | < 1 min read
James Oswago
Former IEBC CEO James Oswago (left) and his co-accused Wilson Kiprotich at the Anti-Corruption Court on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

Former electoral commission chief executive officer, James Oswago, has been put on defence over Sh1.3 billion graft case.

This is after the Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Felix Kombo ruled that Oswago and co-accused, Wilson Kiprotich, have a case to answer.

However, the court has acquitted Edward Kenga and Willy Gachanja, ruling that the charges against them could not stand.

The four had been charged with abuse of office and failing to comply with procurement regulations relating to electronic voter identification kits which failed during the March 4, 2013, General Election.

The magistrate dismissed an application by the accused to acquit them on grounds that the charges were defective.

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