In Summary
  • In an application certified urgent by Justice Hatari Waweru, the Bishop claimed the intended criminal prosecution is aimed at coercing him to drop a pending criminal case in which a village chief is accused of stealing his two dogs worth Sh300,000.

Televangelist Thomas Wahome of the Helicopter Ministries has moved to court seeking to stop Director of Public Prosecution from charging him for using abusive language against a government administrator.

Bishop Wahome wants the High Court in Nyeri to order for suspension of the intended prosecution at the Othaya Law Courts.

CRIMINAL CASE

According to documents filed in court Thursday, the DPP wants the Bishop charged with using abusive language against Nyeri South Deputy County Commissioner Henry Ochako on August 28.

In an application certified urgent by Justice Hatari Waweru, the Bishop claimed the intended criminal prosecution is aimed at coercing him to drop a pending criminal case in which a village chief is accused of stealing his two dogs worth Sh300,000.

He has named the chief Paul Waigeni, Mr Ochako, Office of Ministry of Interior and the DPP as respondent.

"The DCC lodged a criminal case number 543 of 2019 at a court in Othaya against me where I was to be charged with using abusive language in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

"He informed me that if I fail to withdraw a complaint against the chief I will suffer the consequences," says the Bishop in his affidavit.

Chief Wageni is under trial on accusations of stealing two exotic dogs (Terrier breed) in December 2016 in Kihuri village, Othaya.

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