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Not Without Qureshi?, Mwilu Graft Case to Proceed in January

The unite argument against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu won’t continue until January one year from now.

This trailed the office of the DPP demanded that it isn’t prepared to continue with the case without UK legal advisor Khawar Qureshi.

Mwilu’s legal advisor James Orengo protested DPP Noordin Haji’s engagement of the Queens Counsel saying the latter lacks a certificate of admission.

He said the newspaper see by DPP Noordin Haji effecting the UK attorney’s appointment legal advisor expressed that he was just to indict criminal preliminaries at the chief magistrates’ court.

Mwilu is fighting to stop her prosecution for abuse of office, failure to pay stamp tax, improperly obtaining Sh12 million from Imperial Bank, and obtaining security for a loan by false pretense.

The matter is before judges Hellen Omondi, Mumbi Ngugi, Chacha Mwita, Francis Tuiyot, and

The bench directed the parties to file their documents ahead of January 17 when all preliminary objections will be heard.

Secretary of public prosecutions Dorcas Oduor had told the court that they do not wish to proceed with the case if Qureshi is not part.

“We are disappointed that Orengo has sought fit to raise such misconceived objections to the appearance of an independent Queen’s Counsel who is also a deputy judge of the High court of England and Wales.”

Dorcas told the bench that they will not tolerate any further delay as the interest of justice should be upheld at all times.

The ODPP had requested for January 14 but the court directed that the matter be heard on January 17.

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