A magistrate expressed dismay at the absence of former anti-corruption czar, John Githongo, who was to testify during the Anglo-leasing case today against former Finance Minister David Mwiraria, three former PSs and three businessmen.
His absence caused an adjournment, a Milimani magistrate Felix Kombo said, adding that “he had ample time to notify the prosecution” that he would not be available to testify in the case.
The court heard that the witness skipped the attendance on the basis that “he had traveled out of the country.”
Prosecutor Jacob Ondari presented a letter from Githingo’s secretary, attaching a copy of a flight ticket of which the magistrate was quick to note that it was dated March 5 2017, the same date he was set to travel yet he had been served witness summons on February 28 2017.
This was the third time to skip Anglo-leasing cases, on one occasion reporting illness and then bereavement.
Kombo said he was discourteous to court, lawyers and the men on trial some of whom have had to travel from overseas to attend the proceedings.