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Shollei freed over purchase of Sh310m Muthama house

Ms Gladys Shollei in a Nairobi court on Monday. photo | paul waweru | nmg
Ms Gladys Shollei in a Nairobi court on Monday. photo | paul waweru | nmg 

Former Chief Registrar of Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei and seven other persons were Monday freed by a Nairobi court over the purchase of a Sh310 million residential house for the Chief Justice from previous Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko wrote to Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo, withdrawing the charges of graft, failing to comply with procurement laws and abuse of office against Ms Shollei and seven others.

They had also been accused of failing to comply with procurement laws on tenders for the construction of pre-fabricated court buildings in Mavoko, Runyenjes and Tawa and Garsen.

The DPP’s move was informed by a recent Court of Appeal decision, which stated that cases brought by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) between May 2015 and June 2016, when the anti-graft body had no commissioners, were illegal.

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