Kenya’s finance minister denies corruption, but market uneasy about power vacuum
Henry Rotich accused alongside other senior officials of conspiring to defraud the public
Nairobi — Kenyan finance minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders in an unprecedented move against a sitting minister in a country notorious for graft.
Rotich, who spent the night in a police cell, is accused alongside other senior officials of conspiring to defraud the public, among other charges. He denied the charges before a packed court in Nairobi. Not all the 28 accused were in court, but all the others present also pleaded not guilty...