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MP Savula suffers blow as court declines to expunge evidence of key witness

"The evidence of the witness is admissable in court even though the weight may be slight,", the magistrate said.

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  • Milimani chief magistrate Wendy Micheni in her ruling on Tuesday said that there is no particular provision to expunge evidence that was lawfully and procedurally admitted to court.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula and former PS Sammy Itemere charged with Sh122million fraud have suffered a blow after a Nairobi court declined to expunge evidence of the slain key witness Jennifer Wambua.

Milimani chief magistrate Wendy Micheni in her ruling on Tuesday said that there is no particular provision to expunge evidence that was lawfully and procedurally admitted to court.

She agreed with the prosecution that the matter had not been concluded yet.

“The evidence of the witness is admissable in court even though the weight may be slight,”, the magistrate said.

Early this month, the defence team had asked the court to exclude the evidence of Wambua arguing that her evidence had not been cross-examined.

They argued that the accused persons have a right to cross-examine the witness.

Wambua was murdered in March this year and her body was dumped in a thicket in Ngong before being taken to the City mortuary.

Before her death, she had testified against the former PS, the MP and 28 others who are facing charges of stealing sh122million from the Government Advertising Agency (GAA).

Via
Carolyne Kubwa
Source
The Star

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