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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Kenyan scientist, Davy Koech, freed as he got pardoned by President Ruto

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Kenyan scientist, Davy Koech, freed as he got pardoned by President Ruto.

A former Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) managing director Davy Koech jailed in 2021 is among 37 people pardoned by President William Ruto following the recommendation of the advisory on the power of mercy.

Dr Koech was sent to jail for six years for corruptly acquiring Sh19.3 million when he was the institution’s boss in 2006.

Attorney General Justin Muturi ratified the pardon in a gazette notice dated July 21, 2023.

Koech had in the past appealed the ruling by Magistrate Victor Wakumile that was pronounced in September 2021, arguing that it was flawed.

Magistrate Wakumile found Koech guilty of three counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property and was fined Sh19.6 million or a six-year jail term.

The first charge read that Koech irregularly acquired Sh800,000 public property from the research institution on August 17, 2006.

The second and third charges read that on December 12, 2006, he fraudulently acquired Sh6 million and another subsequent Sh12.5 million from KEMRI.

He was also accused of using his office to transfer Sh19.3 million held in the account of Vector Biological and Control Research.

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