In Summary
  • Mr Ouko, through his lawyers, sought for time to try an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
  • He said hearing of the case should be stopped temporarily to allow out of court negotiations.
  • Justice Makau consented to the request but cautioned that if the parties fail to resolve the dispute hearing of the case will proceed.

Auditor-General Edward Ouko has been allowed to settle a suit by an audit manager accused of soliciting a Sh20 million bribe to doctor reports out of court.

Through lawyer Milcah Ondek, Mr Ouko told Justice Nzioki wa Makau of the Labour court in Nyeri that he would prefer an out of court settlement of the dispute filed by Raphael Muigai Ikame.

In the cases, Mr Ikame says he received an interdiction letter in March for allegedly soliciting for the money to alter an audit report for Kirinyaga County Government for the 2016/17 financial year.

The letter, filed in court, said he demanded for the bribe to manipulate the audit findings at a meeting in a hotel on Thika-Gatanga road. Mr Ikame filed a suit seeking reinstatement and compensation.

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Mr Ouko, through his lawyers, sought for time to try an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

He said hearing of the case should be stopped temporarily to allow out of court negotiations.

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