Court drops treason charges against Machakos Women Rep

By Lillian Otieno/Ben Chumba

Treason charges against Machakos County Women Representative Dr. Susan Musyoka have been dropped.

The charges were dropped after the Director of Public Prosecutions notified Justice Daniel Kimei that it had no evidence to sustain the case against the accused.

Dr. Musyoka has been facing treason charges following allegations that she made derogatory remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta in relation to the 5 billion shillings that faced the health ministry few months ago.

The Director of Public Prosecution admitted lacking evidence before Justice Daniel Kimei in a turn of events that saw the charges against the lawmaker dismissed.

Dr. Musyoka last year went to court to block her arrest by the Inspector General of Police over the allegations.

Meanwhie, Baracuda Airways Chief Executive Officer Kimeria Boddie Maina who allegedly defrauded job seekers of millions of shillings has been set free by the court and will now be a prosecution witness.

Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot cleared Maina after the investigating officer in the case told the court that evidence adduced was not sufficient enough to prosecute the accused.

The magistrate further directed that his cash bail of 100,000 shillings be refunded to him. However, two of his directors and an employee remain charged.

John Odhiambo Majiwa, Elizabeth Wanjiku and Stella Ivy Amaya denied 19 counts of fraud and were released on a 1 million shillings cash bail each pending the hearing and determination of the case scheduled for April 6th. The company’s accounts have since been frozen.

And finally a man has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Housing Finance Company Limited 20 million shillings.

Nixon Odongo Otieno being the credit officer at the bank is accused of enabling Valentina Mumbua Kilonzo, a client, to acquire a bank loan of 20 million shillings using a forged title deed registered in the name of a deceased person as collateral on diverse dates between 29th July 2013 and 25th June 201 at the bank’s branch along Koinange street.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andanyi released the accused on a cash bail of 2 million shillings or a bond of 3 million shillings. The case will be heard on the 21st of next month.