Governor Ojaamong’s Kshs 8M graft case suspended by the Court

Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong

The High Court has suspended the Kshs 8 million graft case involving Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and eight co accused. Justice John Onyiego on Monday suspended proceedings after Ojaamong filed an application over the same. The Governor accused the prosecution of witness intimidation, evidence tampering and witness coaching.

The Governor was arraigned in Court in 2018 on various charges including abuse of office, graft, and the prosecution has already called 20 witnesses to testify. In the case, the Governor is accused of signing a solid waste management deal with Madam R Enterprises Limited without regard to the frameworks dictating management of public funds and projects.

In his defence, Ojaamong said the deal, which led to the loss of Kshs 8 million from the County coffers, went through public participation and was part of the CIDP. He also pointed out that the County assembly had approved allocation for the project.