Tobiko orders Gladys Shollei charged with abuse of office

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed that former Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei be prosecuted for her alleged failure to comply with procurement rules.

Mrs Shollei is to be prosecuted for her role in the purchase of a residential house for the Chief Justice.

Mr Tobiko said there was sufficient evidence to charge her and six tender committee officials with abuse of office.

The directive follows an investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Meanwhile, suspended Mining Principal Secretary Patrick Omutia could be headed back to his job after the DPP concurred with the anti-corruption agency that his investigation file be closed.

He was accused of undertaking unplanned projects when he was a director at the Kenya College of Communications (now Multimedia University) with the aim of embezzling public funds.