NHIF BOSS AND ANOTHER FAIL TO TAKE PLEA.

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NHIF chief executive officer Geoffrey Mwangi and Wilbert Kurgat before a Nairobi Court on Monday November 26,2018.
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

NHIF chief executive officer and his co-accused has failed to take plea to charges of conspiracy to defeat justice and disobedience to lawful orders.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi remanded Geoffrey Mwangi and Wilbert Kurgat at Muthaiga Police Station in Nairobi pending the court ruling.

Geoffrey Mwangi and Wilbert Kurgat objected to the charges, as recommended by the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji claiming they are defective having failed meet constitutional threshold

Through lawyer Tom Ojienda and Migos Ogamba termed the charges as ambiguous and open-ended.

“All charges must contain sufficient information to enable accused persons to plead,” Ojienda said.

The suspects said they should be furnished with all information in order to answer to all charges.

According to the charge sheet, Mwangi and Kurgat are accused between September 26 and November 23 this year at NHIF headquarters along rogati road upper hill jointly with others not before court conspired to defeat course of justice knowingly preventing the execution of court order issued by Magistrate Sikiyan Tobiko of Milimani Magistrate Court miscellaneous criminal application No. 3569/2018 requiring production for scrutiny of any book or books of evidential value in connection with investigation being undertaken by Chief Inspector Nephat Mabutu of Director of Criminal Investigation headquarters.

The  two are also facing charge’s of disobeying court order issued by the Milimani Magistrate Court requiring production for scrutiny of any book or books of evidential value in connection with investigation being undertaken by Chief Inspector Nephat Mabutu of Director of Criminal Investigation headquarters.

Magistrate Francis Andayi will rule whether the two will take a plea or not tomorrow morning.

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