Two Government Officials accused of conspiring to defraud the Government of Sh 49M in fake fertilizer deal have been charged at Milimani Law Courts,
The two Kiprotich Ronald Tonui and Edwin Ombui Oseko appeared before Milimani Magistrate Bernard Ochoi and denied the charges.
The court was informed that the accused committed the offense on July 28, 2023 at an unknown place within the country.
They were charged that jointly with others not before the court, conspired to defraud the government 19,913 bags each of 50kg subsidy Fertilizer valued at Sh 49,787,500.
They faced a second count of abuse of office against the law.
The court was informed that on November 7, 2023 at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development Kilimo House within Nairobi County, Kiprotich being a person employed in the public service to wit Assistant Director Information Communication Technology Head of I.C.T section, in abuse of the said office arbitrarily recommended the registration of Wilson Letuya Mempe as a farmer with 1,800 acres of land for crop farming at Melelo Sub-Location in Narok South Sub-County within Narok County which would lead to the said farmer to redeem a total of 7,200 bags each 50kg of Government subsidy Fertilizer valued at Sh 18,000,000 ,an act which was prejudicial to the office of information communication Technology of the ministry.
They faced a last count of abuse of office contrary to the law.
The court was informed that Kiprotich on similar dates and place being an I.C.T head recommended unlawfully the registration of Wilson Sesat Marindany as a farmer with 1, 200 acres of land for crop farming at Sogoo Sub-Location in Narok South Sub-County within Narok County which would lead to the said farmer to redeem a total 4,800 bags each 50kg of Government Subsidy Fertilizer valued at Sh 12,000,000 an act which was prejudicial to the office of Information Communication Technology of the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.
They were released on Sh 8 Million Bond each or a cash bail of Sh Million each.