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DPP yet to approve prosecution of Betty Tett over murder plot

By BENSON MATHEKA February 12th, 2015 1 min read

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr Keriako Tobiko has not approved the prosecution of former assistant minister Betty Tett in relation to an alleged conspiracy to murder a business rival.

A prosecutor told the court on Thursday that Mr Tobiko is also reviewing a file in a case in which Mr John Linus Wachira, a self-confessed hit man allegedly hired by Ms Tett, is charged in connection to the plot to kill Mr Linus John Laird White.

Mr White is a former executive of advertising firm- Scangroup.

Ms Tett has been questioned in connection with the murder plot, but has not been formerly charged.

On Thursday, the prosecution asked a court to give the DPP a month to complete reviewing the two files and give directions.

“ We have instructions to ask the court for one month so that the DPP can give directions in this case,” the prosecutor said.

But Mr Wachira’s lawyer asked the court to note that the defence was ready to proceed with the case.

Mr Wachira has denied the charge that between August 1 and December 29, 2014, at an unknown place in Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court, he conspired to kill Mr White.

The complainant has expressed fears for his life after Mr achira was released on bond.

He claims that unknown people have been trailing him.

Kibera Resident Magistrate Bryan Khaemba set the case for mention on March 16.