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Ngilu’s trial over Sh8bn Karen land terminated

A criminal case against former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu touching on the Sh8 billion Karen land has been terminated.

Mrs Ngilu was on June 19 charged with obstructing the commission officials from investigating the 134-acre Karen land scandal.

Mr Paul Muite presented a Court of Appeal order issued on March 6 in which appellate judges Alnashir Visram, Wanjiru Karanja and Jamila Mohamed declared Mrs Ngilu’s trial as unconstitutional and directed the anti-corruption court to terminate the charge.

Mr Muite told Senior Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi that it is only the case of his client that was terminated, but the seven other suspects will go to full trial.

The magistrate directed the Director of Public Prosecution to amend the charge sheet and remove Mrs Ngilu’s name.