EACC 3 OF 2016 - Republic vs Fredrick Sifuna Wakofula and 11 Others

Summary: The accused are charged with engaging in a project without proper planning and abuse of office in relation to the construction of Trans Nzoia Referral Hospital in Kitale. It was alleged that the accused persons awarded the contract to Vipul Ratail Rodhia via direct procurement without the tender committee making the decision to make direct procurement. It was also alleged that as a result of the actions of the accused persons there was a theft of Kes. 185 million. The prosecution however proceeded to file for withdrawal based on direction by the DPP based on the decision of a superior court that EACC as constituted at the time they were investigating this case wasn't properly constituted. The application was granted and the case was withdrawn.

First offence date: 30/Nov/-0001
Start date: 01/Jan/2016
Ruling date: 01/Jan/1970
Defendant plea:
Amount involved: KES 185,000,000.00
Type of case: Engaging in a project withoutprior planning

Resolution comments:

Charge

Plea

Fine amount

Judgement

Count 1 - Engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to Section 45 (2)(c) as read with Section 48 of the Anti Corruption and Economic Crimes Act
Not guilty
0.00
Discharge
Count 2 - Abuse of office contrary to Section 46 as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti Corruption and Economic Crimes Act
Not guilty
0.00
Discharge

Places

County Govt of Trans Nzoia

Employer at time of Offence -