Waititu missing in court, lawyer says he tested positive for COVID-19


The corruption case against former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been   adjourned after he failed to appear in court.


Lawyer John Swaka who is representing Waititu  told the court that the former Kiambu boss tested positive for COVID-19.

While appearing in court for the hearing of a Sh580 million graft case, the lawyer admitted that the proceedings would not be able to take off as his client was not present in the courtroom.

The lawyer, John Swanka, conveyed that Mr Waititu has been unwell for over a week

“We are not ready to proceed. Waititu has been unwell since last week and I am informed that he exhibited symptoms and was directed to take the test which confirmed the position of COVID-19. Before he can mingle up with the public he was asked to isolate himself,” Swaka said.

The prosecution was served with the medical report and said they were satisfied with the document from Lancet Laboratory.

Waititu was charged with six counts linked to a Ksh. 580million irregular tender.

He was charged alongside his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u and eight others following a recommendation by Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji .