CLASSIFIED INFORMATION ON MPs TRANSACTIONS NEEDED BY OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF STEALING IN PARLIAMENT.

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Seven Parliament staff accused of stealing sh70.6 million at Milimani law Court’s (FILE PHOTO).

BY SAM ALFAN.

Senior government officials who allegedly stole Sh70.6 million from Parliament in a procurement scam will know their fate tomorrow.

This is following a decision by a Nairobi Magistrate Court to rule on whether it should continue pursuing the case or equally dismiss it.

The ruling was supposed to be delivered today by Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo but it was not ready.

On one hand the DPP argues that the case must go on without disruption and deception.

Through a Senior Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Karuri, the DPP has opposed an application by the officials seeking to dismiss the charge’s against them.

They accuse the government of withholding crucial documents that will be used as evidence against them.

However, Mr Karuri told the court he has supplied them all relevant information regarding the case contrary to their allegations.

Mr Karuri says that the documents sought by accused persons contains private information of Members of Parliament.

He urged the court to dismiss their application since it lacks merit and allow prosecution to prove their case against the seven accused person’s who allegedly defrauded National Assembly Sh 70.6 million.

The seven official told court that the prosecution had deliberately refused to supply them them with the crucial documents which may occasion inexcusable delay of their criminal case.

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