Wavinya Ndeti Vs Alfred Mutua Lawyer in Dr Alfred Mutua petition claims life is in danger

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The case challenging Mutua's re-election took an interesting twist after some lawyers were accused of commissioning fake affidavits.

Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua and first lady Lilian dance during a campaign rally. play Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua and first lady Lilian dance during a campaign rally. (Courtesy)

Wavinya Ndeti’s lawyer in a petition which was filed to challenge Machakos County Gubernatorial election on August 8 Mr Ham Lagat, has claimed that his life is in danger.

Machakos High Court had earlier restrained the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to cease any further interrogation of Mr Lagat for allegedly commissioning a fraudulent affidavit in the petition, a claim he vehemently denied.

Dr Alfred Mutua’s lawyer had told a court session earlier that Wavinya’s lawyer had commissioned fraudulently acquired affidavits against him.

play A file photo of Machakos politician Wavinya Ndeti with Peter Mathuki, who was her running mate in the August 8 race for county leadership. (The Star)

 

Machakos High Court Justice Roselyne Aburili issued the order prohibiting the prosecution of the lawyer who commissioned affidavits in support of a petition. She had directed the police to desist carrying out any investigations.

Justice Aggrey Muchelule, the trial judge, ordered Lagat's apprentice to shed light on the disputed signature on the affidavits.

The court was satisfied that indeed the lawyer was the one who commissioned the said affidavits.

Mr Lagat, in his defence, told the court that shortly after he appeared in court on December 11, 2017, the county criminal investigations officer visited his residence in the company of Flying Squad officers.

He said that it was there that they threatened his family to the effect that they will face dire consequences. The matter is set for mention on 24.

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