DPP SEEKS TO TERMINATE GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST SAVULA, 12 OTHERS.

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Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula and co-accused before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina. /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN. 

Director of Public Prosecution Renson Ingonga wants graft case against Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula and six others terminated.

Prosecuting counsel Wisley Nyamache told Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina that office of the ODPP did not wish to proceed with the criminal case against Savula and his co-accused.

In January, the DPP dropped charges against former PS Sammy Itemere, Edith Kainda and 11 others but said he will proceed with the charges against 13 others, who included Savula.

On Thursday, the prosecutor informed the court that the High Court had ruled that the companies that entered into agreement with the Government Advertisement Agency (GAA), were genuine.

The court was informed that the matter revolved around the contracts.

The prosecutor told the trial magistrate that the superior court made a further finding that the government should pay Savula and his company a sum of Sh58 million for breach of contract.

The prosecutor further said that the DPP has directed the DCI to investigate the death of Jennifer Wambua, a key witness in the matter and who was killed after giving her evidence in the criminal case.

Wambua was a Prosecution witness number five and she was killed on April 5, 2023.

The case has been in court corridors for six years as Savula was charged when he was Lugari MP.

The trial magistrate reserved his ruling as whether he will uphold the application by the DPP to terminate the criminal case. 

He will deliver his ruling on 1st July 2024.

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