Former police commissioner major General Mohammed Hussein Ali today told a Nairobi court that he did not see the controversial Anglo leasing contract of supply of police security equipment where the government lost billion of shillings.
The former police boss told trial magistrate Felix Kombo of Milimani Anti-Corruption Court that he was not aware of the Modernisation project since he took over the office in 2004 to 2009 when he left the force.
” I don’t know about the modernisation project since i have never seen any correspondence in regard to the contract and the project might have started before l took over the office from my predecessor Edwin Nyaseda,” said the witness.
Ali was testifying in case in which Former Finance Minister David Mwiraria, former Permanent Secretaries Magari (treasury), Dave Mwangi and David Onyonka, Rasmi Chamanlal and Deepak Kumar and Chamanlal Kamani are accused of conspiracy to defraud the government Euros 40 million (Sh3.8billion).
The witness further said that on July 21,2004 he wrote a letter to PS Dave Mwangi requesting to be supplied with the copies of the contract so that he could familiarize with it and know parties to the contract, establish how the payments were being made and the types of good that were procured for the police department but did not get any response to the letter from the Office of The President or the PS himself since he left the office.
He further informed the court that he was also not aware that the Finance Minister had under the law procurement regulations due the secrecy nature of the police security equipment that were to be procured.