A Kitui court has trashed an application by Kitui Ag. Health CEC Dr Richard Muthoka seeking withdrawal of a theft case against a Kitui County Referral Hospital staff.
Principal Magistrate Johnstone Munguti declined to let Medical Engineering Technologist Rama Ikuthu Mulewa off the hook and demanded a letter of consent from the county boss.
Mulewa is charged with theft of hospital equipment worth Sh. 1.1 million including microscopes, computers and other medical accessories in May 2018.
The court ordered Dr Muthoka to present the consent letter from Governor Charity Ngilu okaying quashing of the case on June 25 to necessitate an informed ruling.