Livondo wants court to summon Raila for cross-examination.
Written By:Court Reporters , Posted: Thu, Mar 20, 2008
The hearing of an election petition against Langata MP and Prime minister designate Raila Odinga started in earnest in Nairobi with the challenger Stanley Livondo asking the court to summon the MP for cross examination.
Livondo through his lawyer Gibson Kamau Kuria wants Raila Odinga to be summoned to explain to the court how he learned about the election petition against him.
Kamau told Justice Alnashir Visram that they would like both Livondo and Raila to be accorded fair hearing in the petition and that can only be done by having Raila in court for cross examination.
Raila’s lawyer James Orengo opposed the application asking the court to strike out the petition arguing that it was defective and was not properly served on Raila.
Visrram will rule on the application on the April 4.
At the Chief Magistrate court, Nairobi Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei has ordered the Solicitor General Wanjuki Muchemi to appear in court on April 2 to plead to charges of abuse of office preferred against him by former State Counsel Apollo Mboya.
Mutembei issued the orders after Mboya accused Muchemi of wrongfully dismissing him as a State Counsel and moved to court to privately prosecute the solicitor general.
Separately, Kennedy Otutu Oyugi was charged with obtaining over 1.2 million shillings from Nation Media Group by pretending that he provided building services to the company.
He denied the charges he is alleged to have committed between 19th January and 12th June 2007 along Kimathi Street in Nairobi.
He was released a cash bail of 200,000 shillings and ordered to be reporting at the CID offices daily until the April 15 when the case will be mentioned.