The prosecution is seeking to add more charges in a case where Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is charged with Sh 588M.
In an application filed on September 29, 2021, the prosecution is seeking to amend the charges for further disclosure of additional evidence produced in court by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officer Rahma Bishar who testified on September 30, 2021.
The state says that upon further review of the prosecution’s case and the evidence, it came to their attention that there was a need to amend the charge sheet and for further disclosure of additional evidence.
They added that on June 17, 2021 the prosecution served to the accused persons their counsel’s additional documents.
The court has been informed that the application is made in good faith and will not prejudice any party as the accused will be accorded enough time to test and challenge the prosecution case.
Rahma Bishar is an investigation officer with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
In his affidavit he said that they need to amend the charges to assist the court in its fair administration of justice where proper charges are framed as per evidence.
The governor through his lawyer John Swaka opposed the application and some of the accused said that the prosecution is withholding some of their documents and they cannot even file returns.
Anti-Corruption magistrate Thomas Nzioka said he will deliver a ruling on the same on November 3, 2021.
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