In Summary
  • Parliament recommended the firm to be investigated for doing business with the electoral body before it was registered as a foreign company.
  • In his ruling, Justice John Mativo said that the company’s fears were unfounded as it had not been demonstrated how the DCI and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would infringe on its rights by carrying out investigations as recommended by Parliament.

The High Court Monday declined to stop the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) from investigating French firm Idemia Identity and Security for doing business with the electoral body before it was registered as a foreign company.

In his ruling, Justice John Mativo said that the company’s fears were unfounded as it had not been demonstrated how the DCI and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would infringe on its rights by carrying out investigations as recommended by Parliament.

The judge further said the DPP acts independently and courts should not interfere with his mandate unless it’s demonstrated that he had violated or is likely to violate the Constitution.

He said so long as investigations are done in a lawful manner, nothing stops the DPP from proceeding with the matter.

REPUTATION

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