Linturi goes to court to block his investigation,arrest over forging his university degree

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH JAN 2018-Meru Senator Mithinka Linturi has  filed   an urgent suit in court in an attempt aimed at preventing  police from investigating or arresting him over his alleged fake degree.Mithinka  wants the court to issue an order restraining   DPP and EACC  from probing him and recommending his prosecution pending determination of the application.

He claims the move is aimed at annulling his election as Senator and prohibiting him from occupying any public office.

“The intended prosecution has ulterior and extraneous purpose whose pre-dominant objective is to end my political career as a Senator and to close any opportunities of me serving the public,” he argues.

Through lawyer James Orengo, the Senator says the intended prosecution will make his work difficult in delivering his mandate to the people of Meru.

He also wants the police barred from summoning him and EACC from declaring that he is unfit to hold public office.

Linturi says if the decision is not halted, he’s likely to lose four academic years and never get the chance to pursue post-graduate studies.

The move comes just weeks after  Judge George Odunga declined to direct UoN to re-admit and include him in the graduation list in December last year.

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