By Bethy Nyaga
The hearing of a corruption case against former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has been adjourned for three months.
In the application dismissed last week at the High Court, Ngilu, former Transport CS Michael Kamau and others complained of illegal prosecution.
They asked the court to quash the case, a request denied by a three-judge bench on the basis that the trial court could easily deal with the concerns raised.
Ngilu had asked for a six-month adjournment to deal with a case at the Court of Appeal.
The case will be mentioned on June 15.
Meanwhile controversial ‘doctor’ Mugo Wa Wairimu has been charged afresh with twelve counts including rape, masquerading as a gynecologist and operating a clinic without valid licenses.
Mugo is also charged with illegally administering unknown drugs, operating as a pharmacist without registering with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and hiring an unlicensed laboratory technologist.
The Prosecution also read to the accused the amended charges but the hearing failed to kick off after he fired his lawyer who failed to show up in court to represent him on several occasions.
Mugo asked the court for another adjournment to get the services of another lawyer with Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo warning that there will be no more adjournments.
The controversial ‘doctor’ was arrested by police early September while taking tea at a Limuru hotel.
The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered Mugo’s arrest after the public continued mounting pressure on the authorities to arrest and charge him.
The Case will be mentioned on May 3rd, 2016.