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Ferdinand Waititu’s 588M graft case adjourned again

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Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s graft case in which he was accused of irregular award of a Sh588 million road tender has been adjourned again.

In August 2020, Waititu told the court he tested positive for Covid-19, prompting the court to adjourn the matter. 

Despite Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki saying in October 2020 that he would not entertain further adjournments on the case, Milimani Chief Magistrate allowed for yet another adjournment by the former Kiambu governor’s defense team.

Waititu, his wife, former County Chief Officer for Roads Luka Mwangi, six county employees, businessman Charles Chege and his wife Beth Wangeci are facing charges of money laundering in relation to the irregular award of Sh588 million contracts for road repairs.

On March 16, 2018, the prosecution alleged that the county’s minister for roads and transport used his office to approve and confer a benefit of Sh588,198,328 to Testimony Enterprises by awarding the contract to upgrade the roads when the company had no such capacity.

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