NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 2 – Infrastructure and Transport Cabinet Secretary Eng Michael Kamau and two other officers in the ministry have been summoned to appear before court on Thursday to face abuse of office charges.
The court order issued on Tuesday came after the three public officers were not found in their places of residence by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) arresting officers.
Kamau and the other two officers are charged with abuse of office alongside six other officers who appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi where they denied the charges.
The six have been released on Sh600 000 cash bail each with alternative bond of Sh3 million with one surety of similar amount each.
The case was set for a mention June 16, 2015.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko last week agreed with recommendations of the EACC to charge Kamau.
He became the first Cabinet Secretary to face charges in the list of five CSs named in corruption list of 175 public servants.
Kamau is facing charges in relation to allegations that Kundan Singh Construction Company Limited, resident engineer and other public servants involved in the ongoing construction of Kamukuywa-Kaptama-Kapsokwony-Kimili Road colluded by trashing aside a consultants design without following the proper procedures and redesigning the road leading to massive embezzlement of funds.
IEBC and DPP in their decisions concluded that there was adequate evidence to support charges against Kamau.
Lands, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Ngilu and Labour Cabinet CS Kambi Kazungu had their files closed in the first batch of files touching on Cabinet Secretaries.