The Anti-Corruption Court has allowed an application by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to withdraw the Sh1.1billion corruption case against former National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) CEO Geoffrey Mwangi.
Trial magistrate Victor Wakumile said the DPP had given sufficient grounds to have Mwangi discharged.
Additionally, he gave the prosecution 15 days to review the entire file and inform the court on the way forward.
Mwangi was arrested in 2018 alongside former CEO Simon Kirgotty, NHIF audit committee members Mudzo Nzili, Yussuf Ibrahim, Elly Nyaim, Danson Muchemi and his company Webtribe with 13 others.
They were arrested for corruption allegations at the insurer.
Last year, Mwangi made an attempt to have his graft case terminated following the withdrawal of the charges against Webtribe, a company he had been accused of conferring a benefit.
He had argued before Justice Esther Maina that withdrawing the charges against the company he is alleged to have conferred a benefit of Sh253million should have prompted the DPP to terminate the case against him.
However, Maina dismissed his application saying the DPP’s demonstrated decision to charge was based on sufficient evidence.