Why 3 NYS Suspects Were Ejected From Court

June 6, 2018

Three suspects linked to the NYS Scandal were Tuesday ejected from Court proceedings by Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.

The three included Josephat Njoroge, Anthony Wamiti and Peter Kimani, who Ogoti said he had no jurisdiction over. He stated that the three “belong to the police”.

This after a warrant of arrest was issued against them after they failed to appear in Court on Monday.

Mr Wamiti and Mr Kimani, through their lawyer Kirathe Wandugi, on Monday blamed their absence on traffic. Wandugi told Ogoti that the two were to appear for proceedings but “terrible jam” made it impossible for them.

The lawyer asked the court to defer the plea to Tuesday but the application was rejected by senior assistant Director of Public Prosecution Emily Kamau.

Ms Kamau told the Magistrate that Wandugi had made an undertaking last week to present the suspects to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations but failed to do as directed.

Ogoti subsequently issued a warrant of arrest for the trio. They, however, presented themselves on Tuesday, where they were ejected and left at the mercy of the police.

They are expected to face new charges for contempt of court.

Wamiti and Kimani are the directors of Arkroad Holdings Limited which allegedly received Sh24 million from the NYS for goods not supplied.

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