In Summary
  • In a statement released early Friday, EACC said the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji approved the arrest of the suspects after a series of investigations linked them to corruption and misconduct in office.

Three former Kitui County officials were Friday charged in a Machakos court with irregular and fraudulent awarding of tenders.

But the suspects, who were arrested by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), did not take a plea.

Chief Magistrate Alfred Kibiru of the Machakos Anti-Corruption Court ruled that his court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.

He directed that the plea be taken in a Kitui court.

Mr Kibiru also said that bond hearing should be done in a Kitui court.

Lawyer Moses Kimuli, who represented the suspects, argued that the case should have been prosecuted in Kitui.

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