Anglo Leasing suspects to be charged Wednesday

March 4, 2015 5:51 am
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An official at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has told Capital News that the suspects will be paraded at the Anti Corruption court from 10 am/FILE
An official at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has told Capital News that the suspects will be paraded at the Anti Corruption court from 10 am/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – Thirteen suspects in the multi billion shillings Anglo Leasing scandal are due in court on Wednesday suspects to face various corruption-related charges.

Those to be charged include powerful individuals among them two former Cabinet Ministers, a number of Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Parastatals.

Others who are expected in court businessman Deepak Kamani, his father Chamanlal Kamani and his brother Rashmi and firms associated with them.

An official at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has told Capital News that the suspects will be paraded at the Anti Corruption court from 10 am.

“Most of the suspects have been bonded by the EACC and we expect them in court this morning,” the official said. “We will be seeking for warrant of arrest for those who have not been arrested.”

The case is coming up in court even as tycoon Deepak Kamani said he is prepared to face his accusers in the multi-billion shilling scam in which he is suspected to be the main architect.

On Tuesday Ethics and Anti Corruption officials camped at Kamanis Kyuna Road residence in an attempt to arrest them. As late as Tuesday night the detectives were unable to apprehend them.

READ: Kamanis in court to block Anglo Leasing arrests, charges

It has also emerged that the Kamanis had moved to the High Court on Monday in an attempt to block their arrest and prosecution on claims that they are being sought for a matter that has already been settled in courts.

However High Court Judge Luka Kimaru declined to issue any order blocking their arrest and instead directed their lawyer to serve the Director of Public Prosecution and the EACC with their application for hearing of the matter Wednesday.

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