Treasury CS charged with conspiracy to defraud government

By Mercy Imali

Treasury CS Henry Rotich and PS Kamau Thugge appeared at the Milimani law courts. They are accused of conspiracy to defraud government, failing to comply with procurement law and irregular procurement of insurance policy through single sourcing.

The two are among 28 individuals implicated in the dams scandal. Only 16 of the accused appeared in court. They are accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $244.4 million. The counts were read, with glaring few mistakes such as the name of the dam. They denied the charges.

Rotich’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi, requested the court to release the accused on reasonable bond terms.