ICC Weighs Arrest Warrant Against Kenyan Journalist


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“It is not acceptable for the counsel to take the extension of the stay orders that he sought. I therefore discharge the order and the ruling that had been made on January 31, this year shall take effect,” said Mwongo.

Kibe had filed an application to have the matter adjourned and he be granted 11 days to file a notice of appeal against the earlier ruling that had dismissed Barasa’s case.

The judge in his ruling noted that the counsel did not communicate with the court that he had another matter to attend to in Kerugoya.

“The letter by Mr Kibe notifying he would not be present today for the hearing has not been filed in the court,” Mwongo clarified.

The judge added that an appeal cannot be used as a reason for staying orders of court proceedings.

He noted that he would only grant an adjournment if there were valid reasons for the same.

He remarked that the counsel would have communicated the difficulties he would face in litigating the matter while the Embu Governor’s Martin Wambora case, which he was party to, was running before a three judge bench in Kerugoya.

The counsel who was holding brief for Kibe had told the court that the judges had imposed the date of hearing of Wambora’s case thus Kibe had to appear before them Wednesday.

The lifting of the stay orders, which Barasa had earlier obtained means that Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph ole Lenku, can now apply for an arrest warrant against him and hand him over to the International Criminal Court for trial.



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