Waititu bail: Kiambu Principal Magistrate Brian Khaemba suspended
SEE ALSO :Maraga's promise on tea caseOn May 23, the High Court in Kiambu approved Waititu’s application for anticipatory bail after the Governor was arrested by anti-graft detectives. Magistrate Khaemba granted the bail after an affidavit was presented to the court by Waititu’s lawyer Ashiolya Biko. It meant Watitu could not be locked up and instead had to be escorted to a police station by his lawyer where he would be informed of what led to his arrest. Waititu had been arrested and taken to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices for questioning over corruption allegations in Kiambu County. The court verdict divided lawyers with some faulting the court's jurisdiction to issue such bail while the other faction believed it was a constitutional decision.
SEE ALSO :Maraga seeks truce with UhuruNairobi-based lawyer Donald Kipkorir reacted to the turn of events pointing that the Magistrate acted in breach of the Constitution by issuing the bail. He even stated that the Magistrate should face legal consequences. "Anticipatory Bail, is an innovative right not in our Constitution but can only be given by the High Court. The alleged Anticipatory Bail given by a Magistrate in Kiambu to Ferdinand Waititu should be torn up & the Magistrate dismissed. High Court has exclusive jurisdiction," he posted on his Twitter page.
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