Waititu and his wife to spend another night behind bars

By Nancy Gitonga On Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 14:26 | < 1 min read
Ferdinand Waititu
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in a Nairobi court on July 29, 2019 with his co-accused in the Sh588m irregular tendering case. PHOTO | MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD
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    Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi set the bail ruling for Tuesday at 10:30 am after the suspects pleaded not guilty to multiple corruption-related charges leveled against them

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, his wife Susan Ndung’u and their co-accused in Sh588 million irregular tender case to spend another night behind bars as court sets bail ruling for Tuesday.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi set the bail ruling for Tuesday at 10:30 am after the suspects pleaded not guilty to multiple corruption-related charges leveled against them by the prosecution.

Governor Waititu and his wife will spend the night at the Integrity Centre cells where they were Sunday night.

Their seven co-accused will spend Monday night at the Kilimani Police Station where they have held since their arrest on Saturday.

The magistrate also directed that Kilimani OCS takes one of the suspects, Ms Beth Wangeci, to hospital by close of business since she is asthmatic and needs special medication.

Ms Wangeci is one of the directors of the Testimony Enterprises Ltd. The firm’s directors have been charged with fraudulent practice and acquisition of public property contrary.

The Assistant Director of Prosecutions Alexander Muteti did not object to their release on bail but sought to have the suspects given strict bond terms.

But Mr Muteti wants the court to impose conditions that Mr Waititu not to go back to his office starting Monday and deposit his travel document with the court.

He also urged the court to order the suspects not to interfere with the witnesses, either directly or indirectly or any exhibit that may be lying within the county government of Kiambu.

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