Witness testifies on how Waititu made 16 transactions to buy hotel

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 06:08 | By
Ferdinard Waititu
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu PHOTO/Charles Mathai

A witness in a graft case against former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu told the court how 16 transactions were allegedly made for the payment of a Sh380 million property with a downpayment of 10 percent.

Rahab Mwihaki Karuki, who is the Director of Superior Phone Communications, told Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzioki that Waititu allegedly paid some of the money to Lake Naivasha Resort and that certain amounts were allegedly used to buy Delta Hotel.

The witness told the court that the transactions were made between February 22, 2018 and September 2018. So far, prosecution has called 27 witnesses who have testified in the graft case where Waititu is accused alongside his wife Susan Wangari and nine other persons.

Kiambu County funds

Waititu and his wife, who are being represented by lawyer John Swaka, are accused of receiving Sh 7.2 million from Testimony Enterprises while having a reason to believe that the amount was acquired from Kiambu County through corruption.

It is also alleged that between July 2, 2020 and March 2021 in Kiambu, Waititu know million in respect to payments made to testimony enterprises limited for contracts awarded to the said company.

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