DRAMA IN COURT AS WITNESS FAILS TO PRODUCE EXHIBITS.

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Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong with his lawyer Danstan Omar after the court adjourned the case after witness declined to produce documents.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

There was a drama at Anti-corruption Court after a witness declined to produce the documents in a case which Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong is charged.

This is after the court ruled that he produces the documents but he declined to do so saying he cannot produce a documents which he didn’t author.

This is after defence lawyers in Anti corruption case against Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, have objected to the production of documents by witness, who has said was not the maker.

They told trial Magsitrate Douglas Ogoti, that the County accountant Dan Onyabit has openly said that documents which include vouchers were notwritten by him and they have several alterations.

The wintness while being crossed examined by the Senior counsel James Orengo, Danstan Omari and other defence team, said he has seen the documents he being asked by the prosecution to produce as evidence against the case facing the Governor.

They want the witness stood down for being incompetent to testify against the governor.

The lawyers told the court that, tree other witnesses, former MCA Charles Wakhungu, Majority leader Josphat Wandera who accompanied the governor to Germany where Waste management  deal which is the subject matter was signed have disowned their statements.

They pointed out that  the former MCA for Buhayo East Ward in Nambale constituency had  he was among the five-member trip that travelled to Germany on April 1, 2014. He said other members who were in the trip were former county executive Bernard Yaite, former assembly majority leader Josephat Wandera, Mr Timon Otieno, a former chief officer who has since died and Governor Ojaamong.

He said they arrived in Bremen and were received in a hotel by their host- Ms Renish Achieng and Mr Sebastian Hallensleben and were taken to a tour of a waste management factory and landfill the following day.

They were also taken to more factories in Berlin the following day before the County and their hosts through a company called Madam R Enterprises, signed a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study worth Sh8 million.

According to the witness, he was for the deal because it was to help “create employment in the county”.

He said all was well in the County until a few months later when some people complained to the County Assembly that they had not been paid for collecting waste. “That is when as the Assembly we summoned the concerned chief executive. It was then that we learnt that the amount paid to the company had not been budgeted for,” he said.

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