The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has been barred from conducting fresh investigations into Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and eight others linked to a Ksh.8million graft case.
This follows a ruling by Milimani Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti who ruled that the move by the EACC to probe the accused persons afresh is meant to interfere with the case pending before court.
“The move by the EACC is meant to interfere with the process of this trial and also with the integrity of the trial itself.
“Hence the Ojaamong application is allowed to the extent of barring the EACC or any other officer acting under its instructions from conducting any investigations pertaining the subject matter pending before this court if the purpose is for use in this case,” ruled Ogoti.
According to him, the case will never end since the witnesses will have to be recalled to refer to the new evidence.
18 witnesses have so far testified and only two are remaining.