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Plea by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer on mobile phone records opposed

By PAMELA CHEPKEMEI | January 24th 2014
Lawyer Harun Ndubi. [PHOTO: STANDARD/FILE]


NAIROBI, KENYA: A lawyer and three activists have told a court in Nairobi that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead counsel at International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking information about them from two mobile phone operators in breach of their constitutional rights.

The four moved to court Thursday claiming that their rights to privacy are likely to be infringed if they are not allowed to join the case filed by lawyer Stephen Kay.

“The applicants are apprehensive that they are among the persons whose rights and fundamental freedoms may be contravened,” said lawyer Harun Ndubi.

The case lodged by Ndubi and activists Ndungu Wainaina, James Gondi and Njonjo Mue was Thursday certified as urgent by High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi.

The four claim that they have been targeted because they have dealt with victims of post-election violence.

She directed the parties to appear before Justice Isaac Lenaola next Tuesday

They four told the court that they have known that the case lodged by President Kenyatta’s lawyer last year at the High Court in Nairobi against Safaricom and Airtel seeks details of call records and private communication of individuals in contravention of the Constitution.

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