Former Kenya Power MD Cleared of Corruption Charges: Court Cites Lack of Evidence


In a landmark ruling, the Anti-Corruption Court in Kenya has directed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to drop the corruption case against former Kenya Power Managing Director, Ken Tarus. The decision was reached due to a lack of sufficient evidence linking Tarus to the case and was delivered by Magistrate Elizabeth Juma on Wednesday, February 8.

DPP Withdraws Case against Ken Tarus, Proceeds with Eight Other Officials

The Court also allowed the DPP to continue with the case against eight other Kenya Power officials who were accused of awarding contracts that resulted in the false payment of Ksh159 million. The other defendants on the tender committee did not object to the withdrawal of the case against Tarus. Ken Tarus and the other arrested officials were charged with a range of crimes, including abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud.

The ruling marks a turning point in the ongoing battle against corruption in Kenya and comes amidst a series of high-profile cases that have collapsed due to a lack of evidence. Despite this, the DPP remains committed to pursuing justice for the Kenyan people and ensuring that those found guilty of corruption are held accountable for their actions.

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