NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is in court to stop the Capital Markets Authority from investigating his personal bank accounts during his reign at the Mumias Sugar Company.
In an urgent suit filed in court, Kidero wants the probe by CMA and the Director of Public Prosecutions stopped pending determination of the case.
According to Kidero, the investigation of his bank accounts is being done in violation of CMA Act.
He is asking the High Court to halt the investigation insisting that “it is nothing but intimidation, political harassment using government agencies to humiliate and degrade him.”
Kidero through lawyer Tom Ojienda argues that unless the court intervenes and grants the orders he is seeking, the respondents are likely to breach the law by inquiring into personal bank accounts.
“Unless the court intervenes and stops the evidently illegal scrutiny of the applicant’s bank accounts, he will continue to suffer a violation of his constitutional rights,” states Ojienda.
Kidero says the move is likely to depolarise him in the eyes of his voters.
He has faulted the action of CMA and Director of Public Prosecutions since there are orders in another case prohibiting perusal of his bank accounts in which they are parties.