Former DPP officer sentenced to 4 years over abuse of office


A Senior Principal Administrative officer in the office of Director of Public Prosecution has been jailed for four years or pay Sh 600,000 for abuse of office.

William Ashael Osoro was sentenced by Milimani Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Teresia Mwiringi after finding him guilty of the offence.

While delivering the judgement, the magistrate said the prosecution proved the count of abuse of office beyond reasonable doubts.

Osoro was accused of abusing his office of by directing the use of fuel card for the purchase of fuel, lubricants and pit stop services valued at Sh 7,902,250.28, an act which was prejudicial to the office of the DPP.

He was however acquitted of the charge of stealing by a person employed by the public service.

The Magistrate said prosecution failed to prove this count.

Osoro is accused of committing the offences between 1st September 2013 and 25th April 2018 in Nairobi.