Suspended Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey facing abuse of office charges got a reprieve November 17, 2011 after the High Court stopped his prosecution in a magistrate’s court. FILE
By PAUL OGEMBA firstname.lastname@example.org
A suspended minister facing abuse of office charges got a reprieve Thursday after the High Court stopped his prosecution in a magistrate’s court.
Justice Nicholas Ombija ruled that former Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey was being prosecuted illegally by a special public prosecutor whose contract had expired.
Justice Ombija granted Mr Kosgey the permission to initiate a judicial review of his prosecution and ordered that the case pending before an anti-corruption court should not proceed until his petition is heard and determined.
“Given the submission presented by Mr Kosgey, I am persuaded that he has established a case against the special prosecutor and order that the proceedings in a magistrate court be stayed,” ruled judge Ombija. Read more>>