Kenya finance minister and other Government officials in court


Kenya’s finance minister Henry Rotich,PS Kamau Thugge in court

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich,his colleague in the finance ministry Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge alongside other key government officials arrived in a Nairobi court in Kenya’s capital Tuesday morning.

The officials were arrested on Monday after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered their arrest in a corruption related scandal involving embezzlement of millions of dollars meant for the construction of dams in the country’s Rift Valley region.

Haji in a statement on Monday said Mr Rotich was part of a scheme to defraud by arranging contracts “riddled with massive illegalities”. The minister has in the past denied the claims.

The evidence that the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions will rely on.