“Freedom is here!” Ex-Transport CS Michael Kamau off the hook in KES 33M graft case
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has dropped KES 33M corruption charges against the former Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau.
In December 2022, Kamau returned to government after an unceremonious exit as President William Ruto appointed him as chairman of the National Health Insurance Fund, NHIF.
The DPP said that after a thorough review of the evidence presented, he found it insufficient to sustain the charges and therefore dropped the graft case.
The application for withdrawal was allowed by Magistrate Victor Wakhumile.
This is another case that is likely to attract criticism on the Executive’s alleged influence in corruption cases. Various individuals aligned to the Kenya Kwanza administration have had cases against them in court being dropped, pointing a curious finger at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the ODPP.
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