BY SAM ALFAN
The NYS dragon has yet again refused to let Former Devolution PS Peter Mangiti off the hook.
The High Court declined to stop ex-PS Mangiti prosecution over NYS scandal.
Justice Hedwig Ong’udi dismissed his application saying that it would not be proper for her to get to know and evaluate the evidence, as to do so would be going beyond her jurisdiction in judicial review.
“It is only the trial court upon hearing the witnesses that will determine whether there was any conspiracy and if so, whether Mangiti was involved or not,”Ong’udi ruled.
In the application, Mangiti argued that his role in the procurement process was limited to appointing of the ministerial Tendering Committee and signing the contracts awarding the tenders.
The respondents who included the DPP, EACC however submitted that after receiving and independently analyzing the evidence for sufficiency to charge Mangiti found it plausible to charge him.
“The applicant had not demonstrated how the decision to charge him had violated any of the provisions of the constitution or any other written law or rule of natural justice, “argued DPP.