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DPP requests for more time on case against PCEA moderator

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has for the third time in a row pleaded for more time to give directions in a case where former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa David Gathanju is charged with stealing over Sh39 million.

The case will now be mentioned on the 11th of December when the DPP is expected to issue further direction.

 David Gathanju who was the highest-ranking official of the church’s general assembly between 2009 and 2015, is charged alongside James Muiruri and Peter Mwangi.

The three are charged with conspiring to steal from the church between January 2, 2016, and June 30, 2017.

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In the second count, they were accused of stealing the money which came into their possession by virtue of their employment although they have however denied the charges.

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Prosecution counsel Christine Mbevi told senior principal Magistrate Stella Atambo, that the DPP wanted an extra two months to give new directions on the case.

The request however did not sit pretty with the defence, terming the move as a delaying tactic by the prosecution.

 

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