An anti-corruption court has rejected the majority of the evidence acquired from Swiss authorities to convict the Kamani family and seven individuals in the shillings 3.5 billion Anglo-leasing case.
Anti-corruption magistrate Felix Kombo stated in his ruling that much of the evidence requested to be allowed, which was received through a mutual legal assistance request by Kenya to the Swiss confederation, failed the integrity test.
“Its value may have been diminished as a result of tampering, as a result of a botched MLA process,” he said.
The court determined that these documents were not certified to ensure that they were a faithful copy of the original materials. Payment vouchers generated within the President's office are among the documents that are not allowed.
Two petitions for Mutual legal help to the United Kingdom and the Swiss Confederation yielded some of the evidence utilized in the Anglo leasing trial.
In 2007 and 2008, the Director of the then Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Justice Aaron Ringera, submitted both petitions.
The defense, lead by Lawyers Ahmednasir Abdullahi and Edward Oonge, opposed to the documents being produced, claiming a "break in the chain of custody."
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