Ex-CBK boss denies involvement in security tender

Former Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, has denied involvement in the tendering process of the controversial Sh1.2 billion security system that was clinched by UK-based Horsebridge Networks.

Ndung’u, who retired in March 2015, says he could not be held personally liable for allegedly influencing the CBK tender committee and wants the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keriako Tobiko, stopped from pressing criminal charges arising from the transaction.

In arguments filed by lawyer Cecil Miller, the former CBK boss has challenged a decision made by High Court George Odunga dismissing his judicial review application seeking to quash his intended prosecution.

The judge had said although there was no evidence of Ndung’u’s guilt, the trial court was best-placed to determine the validity of his intended prosecution. The Court of Appeal was forced to postpone the hearing of the matter and directed the parties to secure fresh dates on a priority basis.

This article was published by MEDIAMAX NETWORK on March 28, 2017