ANGLO LEASING CONTRACT WAS UNDER OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, COURT TOLD.

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Anglo leasing accused persons Deepak Kamani, Rashmi Kamani,  Chemanlal Kamani and other accused persons before court during the hearing of the case./FILE PHOTO.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Two prosecution witnesses has testified that the documents related to Euros 59 million Controversial Anglo leasing contract tender were handled by the Office of the President.

Levin Kyunde Mwandi, a former police officer told trial magistrate Martha Mutuku that the Kenya Police does not have any original documents in relation to the said tender for a contract know as E-Cops.

”In regard to the request for documents on Kenya E-Cops security, Law and Order system for Kenya Police by Ethics and Anti-Corruption commission, I wish to state that the entire process was undertaken by the Office of the President,” said Mwandi.

The officer was testifying in a case where businessmen namely Deepak Kamani, Rashmi Kamani and Chemanlal Kamani and former Finance Minister the late David Mwiraria, three former PSs Joseph Magari, Dave Mwangi and David Onyonka are accused of conspiracy to defraud the government Euros 59,688,250 through a suppliers financing agreement for the computerisation of security, law and order systems and procedures of Kenya police code named E-Cops.

Another witness, Philip Langat, Principal Records Management officer in the office the President told the court that the office of the PS Provincial Administration and National Security received several letters from the defunct Kenya Anti-corruption (KACC) requesting various documents related to the security projects that had been handled by the office of the President.

He said the said letter related to suppliers Financing agreement between Infotalent Limited and the Government of Kenya.

“ The letters were considered secret and were therefore dealt with by the PS. Occasionally, KACC would come for the originals and with permission from PS, I would give them out,” said Langat.

Over 20 witness including several senior government officials and other witnesses from out of the jurisdiction have testified in the case through video conferencing.

The court has been told that the contract namely suppliers financing agreement for the computerisation of security, law and order systems and procedures of Kenya police code named E-Cops project was executed on November 11,2003.

In the case Infotalent limited and the Kamanis alone are charged with fraudulent acquisition of Euros 3,500,266 on April 21 2004 .

The company and the businessmen are also charged with acquiring Euros 1,786,898 paid by the government without delivery of financing services.

Mwiraria ,former PS’s Dave Mwangi, Joseph Magari and former debt administrator David Onyonka are charged with engaging in a project without prior palling and abuse of office.

Ealier the accused persons had made several attempts to higher courts seeking to block arrest and prosecution.

The case has been adjourned to January 15, 2019.

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