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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,1ST MARCH 2018- Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi has gotten a reprieve after the High Court on Thursday suspended criminal proceedings against him currently ongoing in court in Nyeri .
The temporary order was issued by Justice George Odunga after Mr Wanjigi made an application to stop his prosecution following summons issued to him to appear in the lower court.
According to the judge, Mr Wanjigi’s case proves abuse of office.
“A stay of the criminal proceedings in the Nyeri court or any other concerning the subject matter is hereby granted,” said Justice Odunga.
Through lawyers James Orengo, John Khaminwa and Nelson Havi, Mr Wanjigi sued the Inspector-General of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney-General.The lawyers argued that they feared Mr Wanjigi would be treated like lawyer Miguna Miguna in detention.
They said police derailed the businessman on the road at Museum Hill for two hours on Wednesday.
According to them ,the High Court had earlier barred police from harassing and intimidating Mr Wanjigi and also granted him anticipatory bail.
The lawyers claimed that he was among Nasa leaders who were granted reprieve, and appeared before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as ordered by the court.