DPP orders prosecution of former transport CS Michael Kamau


Nairobi,KENYA:The director of public prosecutions has ordered criminal prosecutions against former transport CS Engineer Michael Kamau in a case involving the award of the sh 33 million Kamukuywa-Kaptama-Kapsokwony-Sirisia road construction tender.

According to an announcement by the office of the DPP , the DPP has cited enough evidence as grounds for the criminal persecution.

“The DPP after careful analysis of evidence and the law, found there was sufficient evidence to warrant criminal prosecution.” Reads the announcement from the office of Director of public prosecutions.

The Ethics and anti corruption commission earlier resubmitted the file of the case against the former CS.

Former CS had been charged with corruption and although the case was withdrawn, EACC had been allowed to begin fresh investigations into the accusations against former Transport Cs.

High court Judge Hedwig Ongudi however declined to allow his application to be acquitted stating that his appeal was allowed because EACC was not properly constituted at the time it completed the investigations and forwarded its report and recommendations to the director of public prosecution (DPP).

Detective from the ethics and anti-corruption commission (EACC) on Tuesday raided the home of former Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau.

According to his Family the EACC detectives did not have any search or arrest warrants during the raid which transpired at around 5.30am.

Additional reporting by Michael Mbugua