Judge Odek set to be witness as Ojienda gets respite
SEE ALSO :Dirty tricks ahead of LSK pollsIn the intended charge sheet, Ojienda is being accused of uttering false document between June 5 and September 27, 2012 at Mumias Sugar. False fee He is said to have had uttered a false fee note for Sh1,808,000 under the name of Tom Ojienda and Associates regarding Kisumu Civil Appeal No 5/2012 while purporting to appear for James Kutsushi Atindo and others vs Patrick Okuku and eight others without instructions. “I was presented with the charges full of malice on December 31, 2018 that are meant to ensure that I am locked out of the coming Judicial Service Commission elections,” said Ojienda. Ojienda was freed from Muthaiga Police Station, Nairobi, on Sunday night, where he has been held since his arrest on Friday evening pending his appearance in court on Monday.
SEE ALSO :Lawyers praise the LSK poll conductHis release came in the wake of Law Society of Kenya’s (LSK) criticism of the trend to arrest suspects on Fridays, a move it said might be aimed at keeping them in police custody over the weekend. LSK President Allen Gichuhi said the society would file a petition to challenge Friday arrests and address the issue of freeing suspects on police bonds, especially if they are not flight risks. Mr Gichuhi was among those who called for the release of Ojienda on bond pending arraignment, saying the senior counsel cooperated with police during the search at his office. Haji claimed that Ojienda was paid Sh89 million in fraudulent schemes that involved fake court proceedings orchestrated to get legal fees from the struggling sugar miller. Ojienda is vying to represent the LSK in the Judicial Service Commission for a second term.
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