25 state witnesses to testify against suspects in Kenya power scam


The state has set 25 witnesses to testify against 14 Directors of various companies implicated in the Kenya Power multi-million scandal.

Anti-corruption Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi heard that the witnesses the prosecution intend to rely on include an officer from Registrar of Companies, National Construction Authority officer, documents examiner, bank officer, cybercrime officer independent Procurement Officer among others.

The prosecution confirmed to the court that witness statements and exhibits have been supplied to the defence.

The directors are charged with fraudulently obtaining over Sh 15 million from KPLC by irregularly being pre-qualified for labor and Transport tenders between 2016 and 2017.

The accused include Catherine Wamalwa, Christine Nyawara, Catherine Wanjiku, and Edwin Macharia among others.

The Directors were charged a few days after Kenya Power top offcials including the CEO Ken Tarus, his predecessor Ben Chumo, Finance Manager Joshua Mutua, ICT manager Abubakar Swaleh, Regional coordination manager Samuel Ndirangu, Supply Chain Manager Stanely Mutwiri and Commercial Services Manager K.P Mungai were charged over sub-standard transformers.

The companies implicated in the scandal include Millous Enterprises, Kazimix Enterprises, Petsus Investments, Jake Building and Constructions Ltd, Wachema Investments, Touchline Electricals, Mint Ventures and Appenco Holding Ltd.

Alongside Chumo and three directors of Muwa Trading Company Limited which supplied the defective transformers were charged with conspiracy to defraud. Muwa Directors are James Njenga Mungai, Grace Wanjira Mungai and John Anthony Mungai.