Court asked to compel state to compensate deceased persons

By Hallygan Agade

The hearing of the case involving the late lawyer Willy Kimani and two others resumed Tuesday with advocate Dr. John Khaminwa for Law Society Of Kenya urging the court to compel the state to compensate the deceased persons.

Khaminwa told the court that the dependents of the deceased should not be subjected to dependence on handouts after their kin were brutally murdered. And that request was not objected to by the state but the state said the application can be made in a different court since investigations are ongoing.

This even as mobile telephone company SAFARICOM said that it is willing to provide the court with all the mobile data information regarding the deceased persons.

So far four police officers have been arraigned in court over the killings of lawyer Willy Kimani and two others.

Mavoko Mp was also released on a cash bail of 100,000 shillings after he pleaded not  guilty to torching Syokimau Ap Post container which according to the police was meant to be used as an exhibit in the investigations.

Elsewhere, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu now wants a case filed by Kiambu county governor William Kabogo challenging his academic credentials be dismissed.

He argues that the court has no jurisdiction to hear Kabogo’s petition.

His advocate Harrison Kinyanjui told Justice Joseph Onguto that the matter ought to have been dealt by IEBC and EACC.

High court judge Joseph Onguto was told that the issues of integrity and leadership have been determined by another court and therefore the petition by the governor has no merit.

But Issar Mansour representing Kabogo countered that Waititu has falsely presented himself as having acquired a degree in India and it’s upon the court to determine the issues raised by his client.

The High court will rule on the matter on the 23rd of August this year.


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