Kenya’s finance minister pleads not guilty to corruption charges

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FILE PHOTO: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury (Finance Minister) Henry Rotich holds up a briefcase containing the Government Budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year in Nairobi, Kenya, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders.

Rotich, together with other senior officials, is accused of conspiring to defraud the public among other charges.

Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Gareth Jones

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