SUSPENDED JUDICIARY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE MOVES TO COURT.
Suspended officer of the Judiciary has moved to court to stop his arraignment in court over the alleged irregular transfer of Sh80 million from the institution’s deposit fund.
Director of Finance Benedict Omollo under a certificate of Urgency, through his lawyer John Swaka says he is apprehensive that he may be charged in court due to the ongoing investigations of the sacked former Judiciary Registrar and some of the junior judiciary personnel under her office.
He seeks an anticipatory bail of Shs 10,000 pending the investigations and his subsequent charge.Already, four Judiciary employees have been charged in court with conspiracy to defraud the judiciary following initial investigations.
The G-pay audit trail report from the Central Bank of Kenya showed that the Finance Director and another accountant were involved in the initial electronic funds transfer.
Omollo is currently under investigations and he claims he is not guilty of any hatches.
He adds that he stands to suffer if the police were to apprehend and keep him in custody, for he is a family man and the sole bread winner of a young family.
“My client is under strong apprehension that he may be charged in court due to the ongoing investigations on the former registrar of the High court and some of the junior judiciary personnel within her office’ says Swaka.
Omollo worked as the finance director of the judiciary till three days ago when he was interdicted out of the office.
He adds that he has been working directly under Shollei and he has been consequently interdicted and is under strong apprehension that he may be charged.
“My family will suffer and be traumatized if the police were to apprehend me and keep me in custody. I am willing to cooperate with the police in any reasonable legal measure they may seek from me. I will also avail myself in court to take plea at any time if the police so directs,’ he adds.
High court Judge Lydia Achode certified the matter as urgent and directed that the parties appear before her on Wednesday next week for an inter-parties hearing.
Today member of Judicial Service Commission had meeting over whats seen as to discuss the move by