, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – The High Court has barred the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), the Director of Public Prosecutions and the police from arresting and prosecuting Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Njuguna Ndung’u for alleged corruption.
The order by Justice David Majanja will remain in force until a constitutional application filed by Ndung’u challenging the charges is heard and determined.
Lawyer Donald Kipkorir filed the suit on February 12 after DPP Keriako Tobiko wrote to the EACC okaying the charges.
In his petition, Ndung’u argues: “The allegations made against the petitioner are without any legal or factual foundation. The decision to arrest him therefore is capricious and unreasonable.”
The alleged abuse of office charge is in connection with a Sh1.2 billion security systems tender awarded to Horsebridge Networks and which the office of the DPP says cost the tax-payer an extra Sh400 million as it was not the lowest bid.
Ndung’u has denied the allegations.