DPP given 1 tough condition in Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki's case

Meet this condition

Businessman Humphrey Kariuki

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji been directed to supply evidence to lawyers representing billionaire Humphrey Kariuki in a tax fraud suit.

On Thursday, magistrate Martha Mutuku gave the directive after prosecutors showed weariness to progress with the case eight months after the inquiry began.

Defence lawyers argued that it's upon the prosecution to supply their evidence to enable them to prepare for the trial.

They said it will be a failure of justice if the prosecution kept on holding the documents claimed to have been collected eights months when the inquiry started.

Documents needed

The witness statements and other documentary evidence held by the prosecution are very fundamental to the accused and the defence lawyers in prosecution of the case,” Kariuki's lawyers said.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Vincent Monda promised to supply documents by September 16.

The court directed that the matter be mentioned on September 26 to confirm compliance on the part of the prosecution.

Kariuki, who was charged in connection to tax evasion, claimed that unnamed persons are out to ruin his business by tarnishing his name, in a statement sent to newsrooms.

He revealed that he spends less than 130 days in the country a year had told journalists that he decided to fly back into the country to defend himself against false accusations.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

I spent Sh800K - Vera speaks on begging for money to fund lavish Baby shower

I spent Sh800K - Vera speaks on begging for money to fund lavish Baby shower

Shika Simu yangu bro, we need you - Eric Omondi begs Eddie Butita

Shika Simu yangu bro, we need you - Eric Omondi begs Eddie Butita

Cooking for Drake, collaboration with Wizkid and other things Tems revealed in a Twitter Q&A

Cooking for Drake, collaboration with Wizkid and other things Tems revealed in a Twitter Q&A

British MP claims she didn't know her flat was owned by the Kenyatta family

British MP claims she didn't know her flat was owned by the Kenyatta family

Mulamwah and girlfriend Sonie welcome a bouncing Baby Girl (Photo)

Mulamwah and girlfriend Sonie welcome a bouncing Baby Girl (Photo)

Diamond Platnumz splashes Sh5.2 Million on new Gold & Diamonds Chain [Video]

Diamond Platnumz splashes Sh5.2 Million on new Gold & Diamonds Chain [Video]

Alikiba's Wife Amina reveals name of their 2nd born son for the first time

Alikiba's Wife Amina reveals name of their 2nd born son for the first time

Mutua explains calling Lilian Honey in public even after divorce [Video]

Mutua explains calling Lilian "Honey" in public even after divorce [Video]