Court orders City lawyer Cliff Ombeta to relinquish his role to another lawyer  in representing accused persons in Willy Kimani murder case

Court orders City lawyer Cliff Ombeta to relinquish his role to another lawyer in representing accused persons in Willy Kimani murder case

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH JULY,2019-The court has ordered Nairobi lawyer Cliff Ombeta  to get another advocate to represent three accused persons in the Willy Kimani murder case.

High Court Judge Jessie Lessit on Wednesday  said if Ombeta will not have recovered by next month, he will have no choice but to hand over the case to someone else.

She issued the orders after the court was told that Ombeta is still recuperating and is on medication.

This is the third time that Ombeta failed to appear in court to represent his three clients.

Lawyer Cliff Ombeta|COURTESY

Meanwhile, lawyer Kevin Michuki will now represent the fifth accused person in the case.

This is after Peter Ngugi fired lawyer Nelius Kinyori saying that he wants to be presented by a male lawyer.

Ngugi indicated that he was not comfortable with the services provided by Kinyori saying: “I want a good lawyer ….a man like lawyer Nyaberi”.

In her response, Kinyori did not object to the application only noting that it is her client’s right to be presented by a lawyer of his choice.

The new lawyer, Michuki, on Wednesday asked the court to give him more time to go through documents pertaining to the proceedings.

A total of 35 witnesses have testified in the case so far.

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