Benson Wafula, a former Nzoia Sugar Secretary who is accused of illegally and fraudulently processing claims worth 11,212,717 Nzoia Sugar money will be prosecuted, the court has decided.
Wafula among seven others who pleaded not guilty of the crime when they were presented before Bungoma Magistrate Court in 2017 had moved to court to stop EACC and ODPP from going on with the case claiming that they won’t get a fair trial.
“The Court of Appeal agreed with objection raised by EACC and ODPP that Mr. Wafula’s application was incompetent and that there was no compelling reason to believe the accused persons would not get a fair trial.” Said EACC.
EACC says the fraud was committed through the payment of claims that were either nonexistent claims or claims supported by forged documents.
.The accused persons will now continue to face charges of willful failure to comply with the applicable laws relating to the management of public funds.