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MP Sudi loses bid to stop prosecution over ‘fake papers’

The judge ruled he can challenge the charges before the trial court/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has lost a bid to stop his prosecution over fake academic papers.

High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’udi dismissed the legislator’s application seeking to stop the charges over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

The MP has since denied that he forged his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education academic certificate in order to be allowed to vie for the parliamentary seat in the 2013 General Election.

Judge Ong’udi has thrown out the application for lack of merit saying issues contested can be determined by the trial court.

“He can’t claim that his rights to fair administration was violated by the investigating authorities,” ruled the judge.

Sudi had contested his prosecution claiming that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission lacked the power to investigate and recommend his trial.

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