Mangiti and Githinji loose bid to start case a fresh

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Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of planning and Devolution Peter Mangiti and director General the NYS Nelson Githinji have lost a bid to have their NYS scandal case start afresh

The two wanted the one witness who has testified so far recalled but the lawyers of the accused persons in the scandal said that they wanted to continue with the case

While making his ruling, Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said that recalling the first witness would lead to a delay in determining the matter.

Senior Assistant deputy in the office of DPP, Alloys Kemo  told the court that he intends to call 40 witnesses to testify in the matte

I hereby direct the matter be heard.

The former PS and NYS boss were charged with embezzling public funds in the ministry and attempting to induce the senior deputy director-general in charge of administration, Mr Adan Harakhe “not to follow up the matter relating to the conspiracy” to steal money from the government.

The two senior officials were among 26 other suspects charged over the loss of Sh791 million from the NYS.

Mangiti, Githinji and the accused persons denied the charges and were released on a bond of Sh20 million each with alternative cash bail of Sh3 million.

In the case, Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is listed as the first prosecution witness.