Kibor charged with incitement
Written By:Nancy Akinyi , Posted: Tue, Feb 26, 2008
After six days in police custody, Rift Valley politician Jackson Kibor was finally charged with incitement to violence in a Nakuru court on Tuesday .
Kibor was arrested last Wednesday in Eldoret over allegations of being involved in the post election violence that occured in parts of Rift Valley Province.
On Monday, Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga demanded that police either release Kibor or prosecute him in a court of law.
“They have been holding him since last Wednesday and have not preferred any charges against him,” Mr Odinga said outside the Rift Valley Provincial Criminal Investigations Department offices in Nakuru Town.
Elsewhere, it was a first victory for Tom Cholmondeley at the court of appeal after the court dismissed an application by the prosecution that sought to stop the court from hearing the appeal.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko argued that the court of appeal had no power to hear Cholmondeley’s appeal.
He said that trial judge Muga Apondi in ordering Cholmondeley to supply the prosecution with a list of witnesses was regulating proceedings for a fair trial.
The court of appeal maintained that it was best placed to hear the appeal.
Cholmondeley has been charged with the murder of stonemason Robert Njoya at Soysambu farm.
And a warrant of arrest issued on Naivasha MP John Mututho on February 12 in a 41 million shillings corruption case has been lifted.
The warrant was issued after Mututho failed to attend a mention of the case.
He is charged with using a falsified document to obtain a refund of custom duty of 41 million shillings.
Meanwhile, justice Kihara Kariuki has directed parties in an election petition against Bishop Margaret Wanjiru to exchange particulars of the case details within the next seven days.
Former sports minister Maina Kamanda has filed a petition is challenging the election of Wanjiru as Starehe MP.
The case will be mentioned on March 6.