In Summary
  • The magistrate noted that the prosecution did not oppose the release of the two travel documents to Mr Kariuki who is charged alongside eight others.

A Nairobi court on Thursday returned tycoon Humphrey Kariuki's passports to enable him to travel abroad to attend to his businesses.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot directed the release of the travel documents saying Mr Kariuki voluntarily presented himself to investigators when he learnt he was being sought for questioning.

'GOOD CONDUCT'

“I find that the accused person presented himself to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) when required to do so even though he was out of the country at the time,” Mr Cheruiyot said.

The application for the release of the two passports was presented by his lawyer Cecil Miller who is appearing in the case with Ben Nzakyo and Ms Rubeena Dar.

Mr Miller assured the court that Mr Kariuki will always present himself to the court during the trial of the three cases filed against him by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“Mr Kariuki exhibited good conduct by surrendering himself to the DCI when he learnt that he was required to record a statement and eventually be charged,” Mr Miller submitted.

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