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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

NAROK SENATOR WARNED AGAINST HOLDING DEMO

A Nairobi court has warned five Narok leaders against participating in another protest planned against Governor Samuel ole Tunai.
Presiding magistrate Enock Cherono said the senator and four MPs are leaders and "know what was best for them and the country at large".
"We have information that a demonstration has been organised in Narok on April 13 ... and that in order to protect the integrity of the court, which had released the MPs on bond on condition that they keep the peace, it would be better that they do not participate,” an official from the DPP's office told the court.
Mr Ntutu was arrested alongside MPs Moitalel ole Kenta (Narok North), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West) and Johana Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr).
The Director of Public Prosecutions has also been urged to decide whether to charge or free the leaders, who were held over protests in Narok that led to the shooting of a protester.
'LIST OF SHAME'
The leaders are out on a Sh500,000 bond pending the completion of investigations.
The leaders, through their lawyers, led by senior counsel Paul Muite, sought to know why Governor Tunai’s name was not included on the list of those being probed over corruption. The list was handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
"The DPP should also demand expeditious conclusion of investigations of alleged corruption. Could he also find out why the name of the Narok governor is missing (from) the list of shame," Mr Muite said.
The court gave the DPP more time to complete investigations and report on May 21 on the way forward.
"We have so far received a report from Ipoa on March 27, but we have not gone through it. We are yet to receive a report from the EACC on allegations of corruption. We have explained this position to the subjects’ lawyers and we are in agreement that we mention the case on May 21," the official from the DPP’s office told the court.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority has been investigating the shooting of the protester.