Ex-Kenya Pipeline MD Joe Sang acquitted of Ksh1.9B graft charge

Former Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) MD Joe Sang has been acquitted Ksh 1.9 billion Kisumu Oil Jetty graft case leveled against him.

The MD has been charged alongside Nicholas Gitobu the procurement manager, supply chain GM Vincent Korir Cheruiyot, former company Secretary  Gloria Khafafa, infrastructure GM Billy Aseka and Finance GM Samuel Odoyo who have since been acquitted of the charges.

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Issuing the orders was Magistrate Victor Wakumile who noted that the charges leveled against the MD were false thus the reason why he was dismissing it.

He continued by saying that the same project under investigation had been completed back in 2006 as confirmed by KPC board chair John Ngumi, years before the accused joined the company.

The ruling saw the accused break into tears as the court was dismayed as to why they had been charged in the first place.

Magistrate Victor Wakumile sympathized with the accused in terms of resources and time they have spent. “I note that the accused have lost time and resources in their quest for freedom but unfortunately, that is life sometimes.” Said Wakumile

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Berryl Achieng
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