Former Information Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo at Milimani law courts when he was charged along others over Malili rench.(FILE PHOTO)
BY SAM ALFAN.
A case where former Information PS Bitange Ndemo is accused alongside a top Cord politician will proceed without interruption after the court declined to stop his prosecution.
The High Court on Monday May 9, declined to issue orders stopping the prosecution of the PS over the ‘suspicious’ sale of Malili ranch.
Ex-PS Ndemo was among seven people charged afresh in February over the loss of Sh179 million in the sale of the ranch. He was accused of abuse of office and violating procurement laws.
Others who were charged included Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, former Commissioner of Lands Zablon Mabea, Julius Kilonzo, and Julius Mbau.
They pleaded afresh after their case was consolidated with that of David Ngilai, James Munguti, and Leonard Kutua, who are facing similar charges.
In his application, the former PS said that the decision to prosecute him was based on evidence gathered after DPP Keriako Tobiko closed his file.
He also said he was not given a chance to respond to that evidence.
The matter will be heard on June 21.