Prof Tom Ojienda issues a statement on his arrest.
Professor Tom Ojienda is being accused of taking part in the disappearance of 200 million shillings from Mumias Sugar Company.
Professor Tom Ojienda was arrested on Friday by officers from both the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).
Courtroom Mail obtained a statement issued by the Prof who is a Senior Counsel saying:
I have read the Director of Public Prosecution’s statement with utter shock and disbelief. I would like to state without any fear of contradiction that I do not, I cannot and I have never filed a fake case. I have never conspired with any person to be paid for work not done.
I am a person of integrity and honour. During the alleged investigations, no statement was sought from me and none has been sought from me thus far. All my records and instructions with Mumias Sugar Company are intact.
These charges sound like a big joke and reeks of malice, bad faith and flies in the face of the fundamental duty of an advocate to receive instructions and charge fees from a client. I will present all the cases that I have handled for Mumias Sugar Company to the DCI for them to pick out their alleged fake matters.
Prof. Tom Ojienda, SC