, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 18 – Planning Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti and National Youth Service Director General Nelson Githinji were taken to court Wednesday morning ready to face charges over the multimillion shilling IFMIS scandal.
The two were implicated in a conspiracy to steal Sh695 million.
Githinji announced on Monday evening that he had stepped aside, hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko recommended charges against him and Mangiti.
Both of them are accused of attempting to block an investigation into the conspiracy and intimidating Adan Harake not to decommit the Sh695 million from the IFMIS system.
CORD leader Raila Odinga has accused investigative agencies of shielding Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru who is listed as a witness in the case.
However Tobiko has denied the claims by the Opposition leader and said that he always relies on evidence presented to him and that allegations of his office being compromised were baseless.