COURT SUMMONS MUTHAMA, NDEMO OVER MALILI LAND.

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Senior Counsel Paul Muite who was appointed as the lead prosecutor in the multimillion corruption case involving senior lawyers, politicians and former State officials linked to Malili Ranch in Machakos County.

BY SAM ALAN.

Two top former civil servants and Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama have been summoned to appear in court on Friday next to plead criminal charges. The two former Permanent secretaries Bitange Ndemo and Zablon Agwata formerly of the ministry of Lands and seven others have been indicted with offence of stealing and failing to adhere to regulation relating to procurement. The ten are accused of defrauding the government of Sh 1 billion in the purchase of 5,000 acres of land located at Maili ranch in 2009. The summonses were issued by senior principal magistrate Peter Ndwiga following an application by senior counsel Paul Muite. The prosecution of the accused was recommended by the office of the director of public prosecution on account of investigations by the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission.

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