Former Treasury CS Henry Rotich has been neglected by his partners in crime as the Arror and Kimwarer Dams scandal case restarts.
Former PS Kamau Thugge and Susan Koech who were co-accused with Rotich have been turned into state witnesses. The new charge sheet has omitted their names. This means they will provide information that will be used to nail down their former partner in crime.
The new turn events became conspicuous when Rotich appeared before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti on Wednesday, a lonely person unsure what karma has in store for him.
Rotich has maintained his stand denying all the charges read out to him by Ogoti alongside all the others accused who have been charged alongside him.
The DPP has not introduced new shreds of evidence though in the new charge sheet.
“Currently there are two active cases, we had indicated we have no intention whatsoever to consolidate the two as much as they may share some accused persons, the majority of the accused persons are different in the two cases,” the prosecution said.
This means there are now three different cases in respect of Kimwarer and Arror dam.
The first one is the current one, the one where he is charged alongside David Kimosop and the Italian case for the companies and their directors.
Presiding Judge Ogot has issued tough directives as the case begins. He has warned the accused person that they will be not allowed to call for court adjournment.
The court further says no defense lawyer will be allowed to withdraw from the case on the hearing date.
“If that happens the matter will proceed notwithstanding,” Ogoti says.
The prosecution has also been directed to supply the defense with the chronology of the witnesses who will testify first and those to follow.
This comes as Judiciary struggles to clear a backlog of cases.