729 total views, 1 views today
BY JOHN WERU/CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,1ST MARCH 2018-Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi on Thursday failed to honor summons to appear before a Nyeri court in connection to criminal charges of being in possession of prohibited firearms.
Lawyer Kiogora Mugambi appearing on his behalf told Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo that Wanjigi failed to honour the court summons because they appeared ‘fake’.
Even as court session proceeded there was presence of heavy security both inside and outside the court after fear that Wanjigi may be accompanied by his supporters.Unkown number of Uniformed police officers had been deployed at the court to ensure peace prevailed.
One of the officers said the heavy security in and outside the court was to prevent fracas.
The officers were taken to the law courts at 8am in two police pick-ups and one Land Rover.
lawyer Mugambi said the summons served to Mr Wanjigi on Wednesday evening were questionable, noting that the document did not have a seal or stamp of the court.
“The procedures of serving were not proper. The summons were fixed on the car of my client. They lacked a seal or stamp but only had a file number.
“We want to first ascertain the genuineness of the summons and the nature of the charges so that we can prepare ourselves,” said lawyer Mugambi who spoke on behalf of Senior Counsel James Orengo.
He said Mr Orengo could not make it in court.
According to the lawyer explained that the people who dramatically served the businessman with the orders were armed and were not in police uniform, making him have doubts on the matter.
“The summons and the procedure were not clear and that is why my client did not appear. I’m here to confirm the authenticity and the charges,” Mr Kiogora told the court.