Court quashes charges against magistrate Kagoni over loss of heroin

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  • Malindi Resident Judge Reuben Nyakundi also ordered the respondents in the petition to pay the magistrate Sh2 million as damages for infringing his rights.
  • Mr Kagoni, who had been released on a cash bail of Sh20,000, had argued that the charges the DPP raised were meant to embarrass and intimidate him.
  • The DPP, who said he would appeal against the ruling, had argued that every State officer has an obligation to respect, uphold and defend the Constitution.

The High Court has quashed criminal charges against Mombasa Principal Magistrate Edgar Kagoni over loss of a heroin exhibit worth Sh30 million in a case he presided over.

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