Defense lawyers reject some documents relied on by state in Busia Governor Sh 8M graft case


The graft case against Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and nine others is taking a different angle on the side of the prosecution.

This comes after the defense lawyers rejected some of the documents being relied on by the prosecution terming them as ‘fake’ since some of the witnesses associated with the documents were not the makers of the same.

This arose after one of the witnesses, Busia County accountant Dan Orabidi Emomeri admitted in open court that the documents, among them vouchers were not written by him.

Busia County accountant Dan Orabidi Emomeri

During the hearing which took place before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti,  Senior counsel James Orengo, Danstan Omari, and others want the witness stood down for being incompetent to testify in the matter.

According to the defense, three other witnesses among them former MCA Charles Wakhungu and Majority leader Josphat Wandera who accompanied the Governor to Germany where Waste management deal which is the subject matter was signed seem to have disowned their statements.

The court had earlier heard that Ojaamong arrived in Bremen in the company of some County Assembly members and other officials and were taken on a tour of a waste management factory and landfill the following day.

They were also taken to more factories in Berlin before the County and their hosts through a company called Madam R Enterprise signed a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study worth Sh8 million.

The Governor and his co-accused denied among others charges of willful failure to comply with the law relating to the management of funds, engaging in a project without proper planning and abuse of office

The other officials and entities are Timon Otieno Mboga, Bernard Krade Yaite, Lenard Wanda Obimbira Samuel Osieko Ombui, and Allan Okweny Omachari.

Others are Madam R Enterprises Ltd, Ms Edna Adhiambo Odoyo, Mr Renish Achieng Omullo, and Mr Sebastian Hallensleben.