Wednesday July 24, 2019-Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, yesterday pleaded passionately with a Milimani Law Courts judge in a bid to secure bonds for Treasury CS, Henry Rotich, and other government officials who were arraigned over the Kimwarer and Arror dam scandals.
Murkomen, a lawyer by profession, was part of the defence team at Milimani Courts.
“The accused persons have diligently served the public; they have given many hours, just like yourself your honour, to public service. It's not possible to say they are not patriotic enough be afforded an opportunity for a bond,” Murkomen wooed the judge, in a bid to convince him to release the accused on bail.
However, the prosecution counsel, led by former Mombasa Mayor, lawyer Taib Ali Taib, objected to Murkomen’s plea asking the judge to deny him bail.
The CS pleaded not guilty to charges that were read against him.