NYS defendants want Waiguru gagged, MPs restrained from summoning them

September 22, 2016 12:06 pm
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Through their lawyers businessman Ben Gethi and ten others have asked trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku to gag the former CS/FILE
Through their lawyers businessman Ben Gethi and ten others have asked trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku to gag the former CS/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 — Accused persons in the Sh791 million NYS money laundering case have asked a Nairobi court to restrain former devolution CS Ann Waiguru from commenting on the ongoing case.

Through their lawyers businessman Ben Gethi and ten others have asked trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku to gag the former CS claiming that she has been making comments meant to malign them in order to gain political mileage.

“The former CS has on many occasions been mentioning matters that pertain to this case. If she is not restrained the latter may compromise the matter,” Magistrate Mutuku heard.

At the same time, they asked the court to issue orders stopping the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly from summoning them until the case is concluded.

It is their argument that appearing before the committee will jeopardise their case as they will be required to table evidence.

The court will rule on the matter next Thursday.

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