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Why DPP dropped terror case against Laban-Cliff Onserio

DPP drops charges against Laban-Cliff Onserio, the journalist was arrested in December over alleged possession of explosives.

Journalist Laban-Cliff Onserio

Standard Media Group journalist Laban-Cliff Onserio is free after the courts allowed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to withdraw terror charges against him.

Laban filed an application to the court asking for the adjournment of the matter after it emerged that there was a lack of sufficient evidence against him.

Mr Onserio's lawyer, Ishmael Nyaribo confirmed that Magistrate Boaz Ombewa from the Kahawa Law Courts concluded the matter after the ODPP dropped the charges.

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The Standard Media Group Chief of Staff was arrested on December 18, 2022, at the Holy Family Basilica grounds after guards raised an alert with the DCI.

It was reported that an explosive was found in Laban's car.

The journalist would, later on, spend Christmas behind bars as the authorities investigated the matter.

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Senior Resident Magistrate Oscar Wanyaga, however, noted that it would be against the law for the authorities to continue detaining Onserio until the New Year if the evidence against him was not presented.

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