NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – Six officials of Communication Authority (CA) on Friday denied failing to adhere with procurement laws for the renovation of the Nairobi ASK show stand.
Joyce Nyambeche and co-accused persons have pleaded not guilty to the charge allegedly committed in September 2014 before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.
Nyambeche who heads the CA Procurement Department separately faced two counts of wilfully failing to comply with procurement laws for renovation of the stand which was considered terminated.
The prosecution states that the suspects who are members of the tender committee ought to have used direct procurement for the tender as bound by law.
Magistrate Ogoti released the accused persons on a cash bail of Sh500,000 each pending trial.
Summons requiring Peri’s Nkonge, John Omo and Muthusi Mutua were issued requiring them to present themselves in court to take plea.
The suspects have also been directed to deposit their travel documents in court and not to visit CA offices unless in the company of the investigating officer if need be . This is after the prosecution claimed they are likely to abscond trial and interfere with witnesses.
The DPP has been given two week within which he should supply the defense team with all the documentary evidence he intends to rely in during trial.