MCA fights to remain free in Matungu case

Mayoni Member of County Assembly Libinus Oduor Juma. [File, Standard]
Mayoni Member of County Assembly who is alleged to have links with a criminal gang terrorising locals in Matungu has sought to maintain his freedom despite protests by government agencies.

Libinus Oduor Juma opposed an application filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions seeking to have his anticipatory bail lifted. Mr Oduor was granted Sh50,000 bond pending arrest after the court declared his previous two-day arrest and incarceration an infringement on his rights.

The court however allowed the police to interrogate him any day of the week, Monday to Friday during working hours.

But the DPP through Senior Prosecutions Counsel Ng’etich Kiprotich moved to the same court seeking to stay, vary or lift the orders shielding the MCA from further arrest.

Mr Kiprotich told Judge Jesse Njagi that the leader failed to disclose to court that he had not properly served the respondents within the required time frame.

He maintained that the orders were granted even before all parties were given a chance to respond to the petition.

“The petitioner failed to disclose material facts that he had not deserved the respondents within proper time to enable them respond,” said Kiprotich.

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