Reprieve for Governor Iria as court bars EACC from arresting him

March 17, 2016 12:34 pm
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The governor argues that the search warrants that formed the basis of the intended prosecution were obtained and executed in violation of his fundamental rights and freedoms/FILE
The governor argues that the search warrants that formed the basis of the intended prosecution were obtained and executed in violation of his fundamental rights and freedoms/FILE

, NYERI, Kenya Mar 17 – Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has now obtained orders barring his arrest or prosecution by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) until a case he filed challenging the move is heard and determined.

The governor argues that the search warrants that formed the basis of the intended prosecution were obtained and executed in violation of his fundamental rights and freedoms.

“It on this basis that we filed the constitutional application this morning and we have obtained the orders we were seeking,” lawyer Ng’ang’a Mbugua told Capital FM News on telephone.

EACC detectives had arrested the governor on Monday and were planning to charge him with obstructing their officers when they raided his Thika home in January.

Plea taking was however, deferred from Tuesday to enable him attend a funeral in his county that was also attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

EACC Spokesman Kairichi Marimba had told Capital FM News that the governor was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday but he did not, until Thursday morning when he filed the constitutional application.

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