Governor Lenolkulal loses bid to stop prosecution from using bank documents in graft case against him

Samburu County Governor Moses Lenolkulal

Samburu County Governor Moses Lenolkulal has lost a bid to block the prosecution from using certain bank documents as evidence in the case in which he is accused of defrauding his county government Sh 84 million.

The trial magistrate Thomas Nzioka said that the documents form part of the exhibit in the case against him.

The Governor is accused of receiving the money through his company, Oryx Service Station for fueling motor vehicles owned by the Samburu County Government.

In his objection, the Governor said exhibits were not given to him in advance to enable him prepare for his defense.

The said documents are being produced by the Kenya Commercial Bank Manager, Maralal branch.

“The ank manager will proceed and produce all the documents that form part of the transactions that is subject to the graft case brought against the Governor,” the Magistrate ruled.

The governor is charged alongside ten county officials with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, abuse of office, conflict of interest and unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to the law.

The court heard that the Governor irregularly obtained Sh 84.7 million by supplying fuel to the Samburu County Government through his fuel company, Oryx Service Station between 27th March 2013 and 25th March 2019.