FORMER KEBS MD ONGWAE ACCUSED OF IGNORING ADVISE FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS.

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Former Managing director of Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) Charles Ongwae.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Former Managing director of Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) Charles Ongwae ignored the advice from the council members over importation of substandard goods over five years ago.

Senior Counsel Mugambi Imanyara told Chief Magistrate Rukas Onyina that being the chairman of the board, Ongwae had dictated that some fakes stamps were being used which allowed large amount of goods that entered to the country in the year 2015 and 2018.

He testified that he called Ongwae and urged him to take action to remedy the situation but his advice was not taken seriously.

He said he took upon himself and reported the matter to the DCI, who later commenced investigations and established that indeed stamps, were being used on imported goods were fake and lacked security.

While being led in his evidence in chief by prosecuting counsel Henry Kinyanjui, the lawyer said the former MD never cooperated with council board.

Ongwae is charged alongside Eric Kiptoo and Raymond Michuki. They are together facing charges of breach of public trust, abuse of office and neglect of official duties.

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