Man wants Mbita MP to apologise to president over utterances

By Haligan Agade

A man has moved to court seeking an order to compel Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo to apologise to President Uhuru Kenyatta over utterances she made against him in December last year.

Phillip Njuguna Waruth wants the order issued and the legislator to apologise within 48 hours, arguing that the utterances made by the Mbita lawmaker on December 20th at the National Assembly violated the constitution by insulting the presidency.

Through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, Njuguna contends that parliamentary immunity and privileges cannot protect the MP from legal and penal sanctions as a result of her utterances against the Presidency, which is a constitutional institution.

Pending hearing and determination of the suit, the petitioner wants Odhiambo, her agents or servants restrained from making further utterances similar to the insults.

According to the petitioner, the legislators’ offense is punishable by imprisonment of up to 12 months for anyone who publishes any false or scandalous libel under the National Assembly’s Powers and Prvillages Act.

Odhiambo has since moved to court seeking anticipatory bail over impeded arrest and prosecution over the said remarks.

Meanwhile, a  woman has moved to court seeking to stop the burial of the late and former nominated member of Parliament Mark Too, until a DNA test is conducted to establish her son’s paternity.

And a woman has moved to court seeking to stop the burial of the late and former nominated member of Parliament Mark Too, until a DNA test is conducted to establish her son’s paternity.

The woman under a certificate of urgency wants her son to be allowed to be part of the burial insisting that it is his right. She claims she sired a child with the former Nominated Member of Parliament.

It is her argument that the family has refused to acknowledge the minor as Too’s child even though a DNA test already conducted proves he is the biological father.

The woman claims that the boy is likely to suffer untold psychological and emotional torture as a result of being discriminated upon.

Family division judge Aggrey Muchelule certified the matter as urgent and directed the petitioner to serve Too’s family with the suit papers to facilitate an inter parties hearing this Friday.

  

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