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2017 KENYA ELECTIONS

MP Oscar Sudi in trouble for skipping court

Anti Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi issued the order after the MP failed to turn up in court for the hearing of his criminal case/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4 – Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has been summoned to appear in court next Monday to show cause why his bond terms should not be cancelled.

Anti Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi issued the order after the MP failed to turn up in court for the hearing of his criminal case.

He said that the accused was aware that his case was coming up and three days had been taken out by consent of all parties for hearing.

Mugambi said that the explanation given by his lawyer Thomas Ruto has not convinced the court to stop issuing the summons against the accused.

The lawyer told the court that the accused had written a letter to the court seeking to be allowed to attend to the ongoing party primaries.

“The court has been forced to stand down a witness who has travelled all the way from Bungoma to testify in this case,” the court ruled.

The legislator was charged on October 6, 2016 for an offence of having used a fake academic certificate during the 2013 General Election.

The MP is out on cash bail Sh300,000.

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