Humphrey Kariuki’s case adjourned over co-accused’s health issues

A tax case against businessman Humphrey Kariuki was adjourned on Wednesday after a co-accused person expressed concern over his health and sought time to get clearance by his doctor before the matter proceeds.

Kariuki’s lawyers had told trial Magistrate Francis Andayi that they were ready to proceed with the case in which their client was charged in 2018 on allegations of tax evasion.

However, Peter Njenga who is the second accused said he was not in a position to stand trial. He also cited the withdrawal of his lead lawyer Senior Counsel Philip Murgor from the case.

The magistrate directed that Njenga avails the medical report on 9th June, 2021 for the court to make consideration on how the matter will proceed.  

Meanwhile, a man has been arraigned before a Maralal court in Samburu County to answer charges of making a false Kenya Defence Forces document with an intent to deceive or defraud. 

Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate John Tamar, the accused, Vincent Leshan pleaded not guilty to the charges that on 18th March 2013 made a Kenyan Defense Force certificate of appointment purporting to be genuine certificate issued by Kenya Defense Forces. 

He also pleaded not guilty to the offense of personating a public officer where he falsely presented himself to Baragoi police station OCS Chief Inspector Wilfred Makori on 23rd May 2021 as a person employed by KDF. 

The court directed that the accused be remanded at Maralal GK prison for a period of fourteen days.

And the Marsabit County based police constable who was arrested over the brutal murder of a Matatu conductor in April this year at Stage One, in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County has pleaded not guilty before a Machakos High Court.  

Appearing before Justice George Odunga, the suspect denied charges that he and others who were not in court,  arrested the deceased alongside two others only identified as Njenga and George for violating curfew orders. 

The three were assaulted before being bundled into the trunk of a private car.

The victims are then reported to have been driven to Tuala bridge area where they were dumped.



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