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Kikuyu-English translator appointed in John Githongo case

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By KURIAN MUSA | March 25th 2014

By KURIAN MUSA

NAIROBI, KENYA: A Kikuyu-English translator has been instituted by the High Court to help transcribe the Anglo-Leasing dossier tapes.

Lydia Muchemi was appointed as a language translator pursuant to a consent order from court by parties in the case where former powerful minister for Internal Security Dr Chris Murungaru has sued former Ethics Permanent Secretary John Githongo for defamation.

Muchemi is the one facilitating translation as per the order authorising and instruction the listening and transcribing process.

Transcription of the tapes, the court was told, has stalled since there was confusion over who was representing the hearing of a defamatory suit on Githongo’s dossier on Anglo leasing that was filed nine years ago.

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