The embezzlement of public funds case against Ganze Constituency MP Peter Safari Shehe and seven others has been postponed.

The Ganze MP, alongside Christopher Otieno Nyerere, Daniel Chiwai Chiriba, Emmanuel Mwagambo Sang, Geoffrey Mweu Peter, Karisa Karabu and Mwakalala Karisa are accused of conspiracy to defraud Ganze CDF of Ksh3, 363,750.00 for purported supply of water works and material to Rima Ra Pera borehole.

The matter was scheduled for hearing today, Monday 10 October, 2016 before Malindi Chief Magistrate Charles Mbogo but the defense was not ready to proceed. Some defense lawyers requested the court for more time to go through the exhibits with their clients.

SADPP Monda assured the court that the defense team has been supplied with all the evidence that the prosecution will rely on in the matter. The prosecution team led by SADPP Vincent Monda and assisted by Senior Prosecution Counsel Alice Mathangani was ready to continue with the hearing.

The case is set for mention on October 12th when a new hearing date will be fixed.

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ODPP Communications Division, By Hilary Mongera
Malindi, Monday October 10, 2016