The prosecution has been given the green light to charge Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua with fraudulent purchase of 16 motor vehicles meant for county Executive Committee members.

On Friday, the High Court threw out a petition Mutua had filed to challenge his prosecution, saying it lacked in the merit department. The Governor who has made his name thanks to the lightning speed “Maendeleo Chap Chap” approach to development, had obtained temporary injunction to stop the DPP, the EACC and police from arresting, charging or prosecuting him.