Head of press at Mudavadi office arraigned in court alongside 5 others for fraud.

The director of press at the office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi was on Monday arraigned before the court alongside 5 others for alleged fraud.

Salim Swaleh who was at one time a renowned Swahili Anchor is alleged to have used his office to facilitate a fraud scheme.

The other suspects in court were Michael Japolo Otieno, Terry Kemunto Sese, Daniel Omondi Gogo, John Musundi Wabomba and James William Mokoha.

The prosecution made an application to have the suspects detained for atleast 14 days in order to complete investigations of fraud.

The state claims that the six have committed offences of obtaining money by false pretences and abuse of office.

According to the miscellaneous application, the victims in the fraud case are foreigners from Dubai and South Africa adding that they were allegedly lured into the country with an aim of being given a security a tender to construct two stadiums for the upcoming AFCON 2027 games.

“the complainant’s were Made to believe that after the meeting at prime CS office they would meet the government officials from the ministry of sports, interior and youth affairs ,two senators from budget committee of parliament and sports committee with an aim of security the tender of building the two stadia,” reads court documents.

It is alleged that upon entering the office of Swaleh allegedly paved way allowing the other respondents to hold a meeting with the foreigners where the first suspect personated himself as the chairman of the Government delivery unit and would assist the foreigners in speeding up the tendering process.

The prosecution said the suspects are likely to interfere with investigations if released adding that the nature of investigations aia complex asnit involves foreigners.

However, the defense has strongly objected to their detention for 14 days arguing that the state has not given any compelling reason to warrant them being detained.

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