Reprieve for Mombasa governor Hassan Joho as court blocks his prosecution over alleged forgery of academic papers

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,5TH OCT 2017-Mombasa  Governor   Hassan Joho is a happy man after Mombasa Judge Erick Ogola  blocked   his arrest and prosecution  after he was charged with alleged  forgery of his  secondary school certificates which he used to join the university.

While issuing the ruling  Thursday justice Ogola said prosecution had not proofed its case beyond reasonable doubt after the university of Nairobi exonerated the governor from any wrong doing.

But  judge Erick Ogola ruled the probe was meant to discredit Joho.

“Joho’s rights were violated, abused and breached,” he said on Thursday.

The judge said the matter was influenced by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s utterances about Joho.

“The state agencies coming after Joho…seem to be nyorosha-ing (disciplining) him,” Ogola added.

He also questioned the timing of the investigation considering a similar matter against Joho in 2013.

Joho sued the office of the DPP, the Inspector General of Police and the DCI for harassment and threats. He wanted the court to bar his arrest or prosecution.

Joho earlier recorded a statement at Mombasa DCI headquarters. He disowned the slip insisting he scored D- (minus) during the 1993 examinations at Serani secondary school.


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