Supreme Court Judges read riot act to lawyer Ahmednasir and jail his Iranian clients
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2“It baffles the mind how Abdullahi, an advocate of the High Court and leading member of the Law Society of Kenya, seeking justice for his clients would address this court in such terms,” said Justice Ojwang. “Mr Abdullahi was more than discourteous to this court. Weightful insults directed at a judge during trial is prohibited in all civilised legal process. The purpose of this ruling is limited to depicting the face of grumpy and ill-tempered behaviour before the Supreme Court.”
SEE ALSO :This man Justice Ojwang'In the Iranians’ case, the court was split, with a majority four – Justices Maraga, Lenaola, Ndungu and Ojwang – finding that the visit to the golf course three times plus failure to give evidence on their business in Kenya and subsequent admission by Nasrollah that they had an explosive led the court to agree with the State that the two were indeed guilty. It emerged that the two, who will now spend the remaining eight years in Kamiti Maximum Prison having already served seven years behind bars, had allegedly come to Kenya for a 10-day holiday. They changed the story that they wanted to establish a tourist business in the country. “From the record, the respondents were visiting Kenya for the first time. They claimed they wanted to start a tourist charter flight but they never talked to any business persons in the country. It is curious that they asked the taxi driver to take them to the same spot they were at the previous day. Why? What business did they have in a golf course?” posed Ojwang. Justices Ibrahim and Wanjala in their dissent said the Court of Appeal was right to acquit the two as the golf course was an open area where anyone would access. They said although terror attacks have claimed lives and maimed others, there was no need of putting guilt on the two as there were unexplained gaps in the State’s narrative.
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