In Summary
  • State Counsel Emma Gicheha said she had not received any instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the withdrawal of the case.

  • Ms Gicheha requested more time to consult with her bosses and the investigating officers handling the cases.

  • Magistrate Kagendo heard that the four judicial review applications filed in March, challenging the prosecution of the businessman and his co-accused, were still before High Court before justice Pauline Nyamweya.

  • The cases will be mentioned on October 4 for confirmation of the applications.

The office of Director of Public Prosecution has not withdrawn gun-related charges against former Cabinet Minister Maina Wanjigi and his son businessman Jimi Wanjigi.

When the matter was mentioned before Nyeri Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo on Friday, State Counsel Emma Gicheha said she had not received any instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the withdrawal.

TERMINATION

Ms Gicheha said this in response to a submission by the businessman’s lawyer, Kiogora Mugambi, who had told the court that he had information the cases would be terminated.

Mr Mugambi said when the judicial review applications pending before the High Court in Nairobi came up for mention on July 24, the DPP informed the judge that he was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.

“I came to Nyeri with the expectation that all charges relating to criminal proceedings against the businessman and his associates had been dropped,” lawyer Mugambi stated.

The influential businessman is charged alongside his father, his lawyer Memba Muriuki and his bodyguard Boniface Nginyo Mwaura.

Ms Gicheha requested more time to consult her bosses and the investigating officers handling the cases.

Via Twitter, DPP Noordin Haji said he has not given any instructions for the withdrawal of the cases against the Nairobi businessman.

REVIEW APPLICATIONS

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