Why judge has told lawyers in Waititu's case to form WhatsApp group

Developments in Kiambu governor's corruption case

Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi advises lawyers in Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's case to form WhatsApp group

Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi has advised lawyers in Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's corruption case to form a WhatsApp group to ease service of court documents.

Speaking during the mention of the case on Monday, Magistrate Mugambi noticed that the two sides were struggling to get the necessary documents on time.

"Counsels, let me advise you consider new technology and form a platform to discuss issues and exchange court documents to make work easier," the judge directed.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DDPP) Nicholas Mutuku had just instructed defense lawyers to pick the documents from EACC offices ahead of the pre-trial conference to be held on September 27.

9 MCAs ask to join Waititu's Sh588 million graft case

The magistrate also ruled on a matter where nine Members of the Kiambu County Assembly had asked to be enjoined in the case.

The defense team, however, objected on the application stating that they had no capacity to appear in court.

The judge directed the MCAs to file a formal application for their request to be considered by the court.

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