The Labour court has extended orders stopping Auditor-General Edward Ouko from interdicting one of his top managers accused of soliciting a Sh20 million bribe to alter financial audit findings for Kirinyaga County government. Justice Nzioki wa Makau extended the order he issued in October last year after hearing that the out-of-court negotiations of the case were yet to be concluded.
Mr Ouko’s lawyer, Milcah Odiek, said the parties, including the manager Raphael Muigai Ikame, met last week but failed to reach a conclusion and were scheduled to meet again on February 15. “We adjourned the negotiations to Friday this week to allow further consultations with management. We will record the settlement consent in court if the exercise yields fruits,” said Ms Odiek when the case came up for mention yesterday. She told the judge that Mr Ouko was committed in having the dispute resolved out of court.