Thursday September 19, 2019-A High Court Judge has given Italian firm CMC Di Ravena's bosses a 14-day-ultimatum to appear before the high court or face arrest.

The directive came following President Uhuru Kenyatta orders for the cancellation of the Kimwarer dam project citing its unviability and overpricing of the project.

Justice Mumbi Ngugi ordered the directors to appear before in court and plead to charges relating to the dams' scandal whose value was pegged at Ksh51 billion.

Ngungi further explained that a corporation could only be represented in court by an officer of the organisation, ordinarily a director. 

“Taking into account the need to effectively deal with corruption matters and hopefully deter corruption, it is necessary to have a corporation appear and plea be taken by its directors,” she stated.

The bosses are facing a conspiracy to defraud the Kenyan government over ksh51 billion.

They are also accused of intentionally receiving money to the tune of Ksh7.6 billion from the National Treasury knowing that it was fraudulently acquired.



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