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Court defers ex-Tetu MP Ndung'u Gethenji's case again

By Fredrick Obura | March 21st 2021
By Fredrick Obura | March 21st 2021

A Nairobi magistrate court has deferred a plea yet again in an assault case against former Tetu MP Ndung'u Gethenji.

When the matter came before magistrate Martha Mutuku on Wednesday, the court was informed that the file has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for review.

Lawyer Ishmael Nyaribo representing Gethinji requested the court to defer the plea saying they had requested the DPP to review the file before he is charged.

"Your honour we are seeking for two weeks to have the DPP go through the file and review the evidence before him. Whether it comes back positive or negative we will proceed with the case", the lawyer said.

The DPP through prosecution counsel Anderson Gikunda did not oppose as he confirmed receiving a letter from Gethenji's lawyer dated March 18 seeking for file review.

Mutuku had on Tuesday said that she will not entertain unnecessary adjournments in Gethenji’s cases because there are complains that she is granting unnecessary adjournments.

“I have been accused of deliberately delaying this matter and I have to be keen on documentation, this matter is not special and it must be heard within the set dates just as any other matter, “she added.

She said that she will be careful onwards while granting adjournments and to set records clear, proper documentation should be filed in court.

The lawyer for the victim George Wajakoyah asked Mutuku to recuse herself in the matter.

Wajakoyah told mutuku that they were not happy with the way she was handling the matter and requested her to disqualify herself from the plea taking process of Gethenji.

Lawyer Ishmael Nyaribo representing Gethinji however opposed the application saying Wajackoyah had not shared the letter written to Mutuku complaining on her conduct.

The case will be mentioned on April 13, 2021.

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