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Ex-Treasury CS Rotich Fraud Case To Be Continued Until June

 A fraud trial against former CS Henry Rotich has been postponed to June 13-14 this year after his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi reportedly fell ill.

 The case was scheduled for another hearing before Judge Lawrence Mugambi on Thursday.

 Former Cabinet Secretary (CS) National Treasury Henry Rotich has been accused of misappropriating public funds in connection with the construction of the multi-purpose Arror and Kimwarer dam projects.

 The former CS and four others were charged jointly with a wide range of offenses ranging from conspiracy to fraud, abuse of office and failure to comply with various sections of the law in the execution of contracts that required the Kenyan government to pay around Ksh63 billion to build the both dams.

 According to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), when the case was brought for the amended charge on May 26, 2021, the former CS challenged the lawsuit on two counts.

 Rotich said the two charges did not specify what details he should respond to under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Act and the Public Finance Management Act.

 In a July 15, 2021 ruling, Magistrate Douglas Ogoti granted prosecutors' request to change the charges within seven days.

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