YET another forensic examiner has laid bare the intricacies that led to the prosecution of the Angloleasing cases.
George Makembo has told a trial court in Nairobi that the case(s) was an offshoot of public pressure, that there was a public outcry that perhaps needed to be appeased by dragging the matter to court.
The court heard that the NARC government that had just come into power when the Info-talent contract was signed caved under pressure and cancelled the contract.
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Further, the witness said funds that had been paid were returned to the government after the cancellation of the contract.
He said there was apprehension that the companies would sue the government for the cancelled contracts and that he played a part in establishing if the contracts were genuine.
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Makembo said EACC investigated and made recommendations to the Attorney General who in turn returned the files on grounds that the prosecution was clutching on a weak case unless gaps he had identified were fully covered.
The witness said the former police commissioner Edwin Nyaseda had consented that the proposed security model for modernisation operations was long overdue.
“He had agreed with the security model proposed in the Anglo leasing contract in 2002 and that it would help police reign in rampant crime in the country,” the witness said.
Hearing continues in April 2019.