Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu yesterday opposed an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions seeking to amend charges in a case where he is charged with Sh588 million fraud case.
The DPP has filed application seeking to add more charges in the case. However, Waititu through his lawyer John Swaka, argues in his objection filed at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court that the DPP’s application would cause unnecessary delay in the matter.
He also argued that the DPP was resorting to amending the charge sheet after witnesses in the initial case were exposed through cross-examination.
“It is a ploy by the DPP to file a case after cross-examination exposed witnesses in his case,” said Swaka.
“It is an abuse of the court process and of the DPP’s power to amend the charge sheet.
It is calculated to embarrass and demonise the accused,” Swaka added. Waititu, his wife Susan and eight others are facing prosecution over an irregular Sh588 million tender award.
The DPP says that upon further review of the prosecution’s case and evidence, it came to their attention that there was a need to amend the charge sheet and for further disclosure of additional evidence.
Anti-Corruption Magistrate Thomas Nzioka will deliver a ruling on the matter next week.