CASE INVOLVING PROMINENT INDIVIDUALS UNDER FORMER PRESIDENT MOI’S REGIME STALLS.

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Former President Moi’s Aide-Joshua Kulei with former lands commissioner Wilson Gachanja (left) leaving Milimani law courts after the mention of a case where they are Charged alongside others with conspiracy to defraud KAA on Sep 10, 2014.
BY SAM ALFAN.
A case pitting prominent personalities and businessmen in the former President Moi’s era has stalled due to the deteriorating health of one of the accused, former Managing Director of Kenya Pipeline Company, Ezekiel Kipkulei Komen.

The court adjourned the matter till June 2016. The former managing director of KPC suffers from acute diabetes.

Ezekiel Kipkulei Komen faces two counts of breach of trust as a person employed in the public service and conspiracy to defraud between May 1999 and October 2000.

He is also accused of conspiring to defraud East African Gas Company Limited in joint venture with Kenya Pipeline Company Limited which holds a 45 % stake on behalf of the government, thereby occasioning misappropriation of part of equity of Sh65 million contributed in the joint venture.

Former President Daniel Moi’s aid Joshua Kulei and others from the Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Pipeline Company are accused of various corruption allegations.

Joshua Kulei, Parakash Bhundia, Peter Lagat, Wilson Gachanja, Ezekiel Komen and four other companies respectively are said to have conspired to defraud the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) in February 1996.

It is alleged that the accused jointly conspired to defraud KAA by irregularly facilitating the allotment of twelve pieces of land in Mombasa at the Moi International Airport and irregularly transferred the parcels to Gas Company limited on 2nd October 1996.

Mr Gachanja, a former lands commissioner and Mr Lagat are accused of conspiring to defraud Kenya Pipeline Company by facilitating the transfer of some 12 parcels of land belonging to Kenya Airports Authority to East African Gas.

It is alleged that they committed the crime on May 14, 1999.

The former aid has also been ordered to present himself to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices on Monday so that his finger prints are taken.

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