Man accused of stealing president's car protests delays in case

Kenya: One of five men accused of stealing President Uhuru Kenyatta's escort car on Wednesday raised concern over the delaying of his case at a Nairobi court.

Nelson Topicho Mulati who appeared before the Senior Principal Magistrate Enock Cherono made an application requesting the prosecution to speed up the case.

Topicho said he has been informed on several occasions that only two witnesses are remaining only to find out that the prosecution was not ready to proceed with the case by yesterday.

"I was ready to continue with the case today but to my surprise I am informed that the witnesses are not available,"he said.

He pleaded with the court to make yesterday the last adjournment, saying the case is being delayed by the prosecution.

The Prosecution said the witnesses who was expected to testify in the case was not in town by yesterday.

The magistrate directed that the accused be supplied with the copies of all the documents the prosecution intends to use during the trial.

Mr Robert Mande Ochan, 37, Mr Nelson Topicho Mulati, 22 and Mr Aggrey Odhiambo Achieng', 40, were charged alongside two other clearing and forwarding agents, Mr Andrew Young Otieno,34, and Mr Godfery Ouma Simon, 32.

The case will be mentioned on March 11.


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