Igembe South MP’s obstruction case fails to kick off again

Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi (left) together with his lawyer, Dan Maanzo address journalists outside Meru Law Courts on November 4, 2019 during the mention of a casein which Mr Mwirigi is accused of obstructing police officers. The case was postponed for the fourth time.

PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • State Counsel Victorine Kitoto called for postponement as lead prosecutor Antony Musyoka was away.
  • But defence lawyers led by MPs Gitonga Murugara and Dan Maanzo protested the delay in releasing of statements.
  • This was the fourth time that the matter was being adjourned.

The hearing of a case in which Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi is charged with allegedly obstructing police officers and aiding a prisoner to escape failed to proceed for the fourth time in a row, with the MP protesting the delay.

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