A Mombasa High Court will determine an application on whether or not to bar the prosecution and investigations of Governor Hassan Joho over allegations of forged Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Certificate.
Prosecutions responded to the application telling the court it was within the Office mandate under Article 157 of the Constitution to prosecute independently and fairness within the process.
Joho is accused of forging his 1992 KCSE result slip when KNEC denies having such a candidate in that year. He moved to court which issued injunctions against the probe.
On April 1, Judge Eric Ogola issued interim orders stopping the police from arresting, charging and prosecuting the governor.
SADPP Alexander Muteti stated there was no basis for the orders being sought by Governor Joho. “The police are not acting on ulterior motives but are doing their job as stipulated in the constitution.” He said.
PPC David Ndege added: “We want the orders lifted. Joho is only being speculative that all investigations must result in a prosecution. ”
SPC Daniel Wamotsa highlighted that the trial court should determine the truth based on evidence produced and not as predetermined by the defense.
Judge Ogola will rule on the application on April 26th April 2017.
Right to left front raw: PPC David Ndege, SADPP Alex Muteti, SPC Daniel Wamotsa while responding to Governor Joho’s application blocking his investigations and prosecutions.
Far left: Looking on Governor Hassan Joho before Mombasa High Court.
By: Beth Mbatia