EX County official in Ojaamong’s fraud case denies defrauding County

Former Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong at the hearing of his fraud case on August 7 2023

Former Busia County director and head of development has denied conspiring to steal sh 8 Million from the county.

Samuel Oseko who was charged alongside former governor Sospeter Ojaamong told court that he never conspired to defraud from the country as alleged.

In his defense, Oseko told court that all revenue in Busia County was kept by the controller of budget and there was no day that money was withdrawn from the County government in contravention of the law.

Oseko told trial Magistrate Eunice Nyutu they followed all procedure and nobody has been charged with withdrawing money from the county without authorization.

Oseko further told court that there is no way you could access money from the County without the approval of the controller of budget, your honor this manual was launched and signed by the CS of National Treasury then Henry Rotich.

He further testified that he was not supposed to be charged with any offense as had been confirmed by the Investigating officer when he gave his testimony to court.

He said  that he was charged with a charge of conspiracy however, the prosecution did not point him to the crime.

In the case, Oseko and Ojaamong are charged alongside, Bernard Aite, Leonard Wanda, Allan Omachari, Edan Odoo, Renish Omullo, Sebasian Hallensben and Madam R Enterprises

They are accused of knowingly approving payments amounting toSh8,000,000 to Madam R Enterprises Ltd for a feasibility study on solid waste management, a project for which funding had not been appropriated.

They court put them on their defence after the prosecution called 20 witnesses. Ojamong gave an unsworn statement in June 2021 and defended the Sh8 million spent on the study by Madam R Enterprises, an alleged German company.

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