NYS: Businesswoman Kabura allegedly disowns affidavit

By Dzuya Walter

A lawyer who represented businesswoman Josephine Kabura in the 791 million shilling National Youth Service saga now wants the court to stop his arrest and further prosecution.

It is alleged that Kabura recanted her affidavit, necessitating officials of the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission to move to have the lawyer charged with forgery among other charges.

In the case, Nyaberi argues that the action by the anti graft body to probe him and compel him to record statements in regard to discharge of his responsibilities as an advocate acting for Kabura, is illegal and an abuse of administrative authority.

The move by the lawyer to seek orders at the High Court may have been ignited by alleged information that the businesswoman has disowned her affidavit, in which she implicated senior government officials in the loss of NYS money.

The lawyer is likely to face charges of forgery among other criminal charges.

Kabura was grilled by the EACC and handed over a 112-point affidavit she had sworn earlier at the courts, and emphasized that she would stand by it with the investigators seeking clarification on every point.

Elsewhere, Kitutu Masaba Member of Parliament Timothy Bosire has filed a contempt of court against the government.

Bosire argues that the Inspector general of National Police Service, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and the Attorney General have failed to honor the orders by the High Court to have his body guards reinstated.

The case will be heard Tuesday by high court judge Isaack Lenaola.  Last justice Lenaola ruled that the act of withdrawing Bosire’s security smacks of discrimination and directed that his bodyguards be reinstated.

Finally a Nairobi resident has sued the government over the ongoing construction of the Standard Gauge Railway.

The Langata resident Robert Kipkemboi argues that the construction of the SGR line through the Nairobi National Park will deprive the present and the future generations of the right to a clean and healthy environment.

He further argues that unless the orders are granted, the integrity of the park and the heritage of the nation as the only park within a city remain at risk.

Among the respondents in the case include the Kenya Railways Corporation, Ministry of Roads and Infrastructure, China Communication Construction Company among others.

 

  

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