Thuita Mwangi has been found not guilty of criminal charges against him in regards to the Sh1.5 billion Tokyo embassy scandal over the lack of sufficient evidence.
The former Foreign Affairs PS has been cleared alongside two others in a ruling at the Anti-Corruption Court in Milimani.
“The testimony by the investigating office absolving the three from any wrongdoing can only lead to one inevitable conclusion, that it was improper to charge them in court,”
said chief magistrate Kennedy Bidali.
The three former government officials were charged with procuring a Sh1.5 billion premises in Tokyo without following proper procurement procedures two years ago.
Lawyer Paul Muite, who represented the accused in court said the three committed no crime.
“The property was bought at a very favourable price. The owner said he decided to sell it because he would stay months without being paid rent. Sometimes he would stay for four, six months. And because it was an embassy with diplomatic immunity he could not take any action. There was value for money, the title is in the name of PS treasury. The property is of good value, so there was a lot of fuss around.”
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