NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS OF THEIR CHARGE.

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Seven Parliament staff’s charged with the theft of Sh70.6 million at Milimani law Court’s on Tuesday September 6,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Seven people attached to the National Assembly and charged with the theft of Sh70.6 million want the prosecutor to provide them with all documents they plan to rely on.

In an application filed before Nairobi Magistrate Court, they claim that the prosecution has deliberately refused to supply them them with the crucial documents sought last year which may occasion inexcusable delay of their criminal case.

In an affidavit by Keith Kisinguh and George Omondi Arum they want the documents like yesterday and demand that their case be expedited quickly.

The accused face nine charges, ranging from abuse of office, conspiracy to commit a felony and making documents without authority, between July 1 2013, and June 30 this year.

They include Samuel Obudo (finance), Mary Gathiga (finance) Keith Musyoka and David Mulinge (procurement).

Other officials accused are Alloys Tinega (stores), George Arum (internal audit) and Benjamin Njagi (stores).

They denied the charges and were released on Sh300,000 bail.

The accused were arraigned in court last week.

The nine were released on bail, despite protests by prosecutor Daniel Karori.

“The terms set by this court were reasonable and I do not see the need to enhance them,” chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo said in his ruling.

Obudo, Mulinge, Omondi and Njagi were jointly charged with abuse of office.

They are accused of arbitrarily directing the payment of assorted printer toners in abuse of their authority.

Gathiga, Musyoki and Nyambariga got six counts of making a document without authority.

The prosecution said they made fake minutes in the name of the parliamentary tender committee allegedly approving the transaction.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi raised the red flag with the CID after receiving information on dubious transactions in Parliament.

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