Kenya finance minister Henry Rotich arrives at court

July 23, 2019
| Report Focus News

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich has arrived at court in the capital, Nairobi, where he is to appear after being accused of corruption by the director of public prosecutions.

Mr Rotich was arrested on Monday after Noordin Haji said he was part of a scheme to defraud by arranging contracts “riddled with massive illegalities”. He has denied wrongdoing.

Mr Rotich is accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth over $450m (£405m) for the construction of two dams to the Italian company CMC de Ravenna.

The company has also denied the accusations.