Kenyan Court dismisses application by Kidero to strike out 7 cheques as evidence in graft case

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and ten other former county officials were charged with Sh213 million fraud, and their attempt to prohibit the entry of seven checks in the case, claiming they were not authentic copies, was dismissed by the Anti-Corruption court in Nairobi.

Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti dismissed the application, saying that the cheques were authentic copies and permitting the prosecution to use them as exhibits in the case.

The defense counsel, lead by James Orengo, had opposed to Mulki Umar’s submission of the cheques, arguing they were not authentic copies.

On Tuesday, Umar produced several Cheques showing how two companies Ngurumani traders and Whosalers limited received a total of over Sh213 million.

She also produced documents showing how the money was transferred from City Hall accounts to the two firms and later to personal accounts of Kidero and his co-accused.

Umar is the last prosecution witness in the corruption case facing the former Nairobi Governor and other officials.

So far 18 witnesses have testified.

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