11 June 2012

Kenya: I Did Nothing Wrong in Anglo-Leasing - Mwaliko

Former Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Sylvester Mwaliko has been found guilty of abuse of office over the Anglo Leasing scandal, on the first ... ( Resource: Kenyan Govt Official Convicted )

FORMER Home Affairs PS Sylvester Mwadime Mwaliko yesterday told a Nairobi court that he followed all the procedures in executing the tender awarded to Anglo Leasing and Finance ltd.

Making his final submissions before principal magistrate Lucy Nyambura, Mwaliko further said he was not the person who negotiated the contract but was posted as the Permanent Secretary after long after the deal had been sealed.

He said through his lawyer Jane Githinji that he only a few paper works and processing documentation following instructions from his seniors. The lawyer said former Attorney General Amos Wako also exonerated Mwaliko when he testified in the case. She said Wako informed the court that Mwaliko did all a person in his position was expected to do.

Mwaliko has been charged with five counts including abuse of office and failing to comply with procurement procedures. It is alleged that Mwaliko arbitrarily negotiated the deal with Francois Charles Oberthur Fiduciarie of France and later Anglo-Leasing and Finance Ltd, offences he allegedly committed in the year on diverse dates in 2003. The magistrate will give her judgment on August 3.

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