By SAM ALFAN
Suspended director of judiciary Benedict Abonyo Omollo has today been charged in court.
Benedict is accused for stealing Ksh 80million of the judiciary.He pleaded not guilty and released on a cash bill of 1million and the matter to be heard on 14 0f January next next year.
Suspended officer of the Judiciary has moved to court in court earlier 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.
The director was suspended alongside former registrar of judiciary Gladys Shollei.