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Hearing of petition on four abducted men put off for seven days

Families of four men abducted by unknown persons in Nyeri and Nyandarua counties will have to wait for another seven days for the start of the hearing of a petition they filed to compel national government to produce their kin.

In a Habeas Corpus application filed on behalf of Bernard Wanjohi, Samuel Ngacha, Isaac Mwangi and Wilson Mwangi, the families want the government to come out clear on the whereabouts of their kin.

The application filed by affected families through lawyer Muhoho Gichimu enlists the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Inspector General of Police and Kenya Wildlife Services as defendants in this case.

Lawyer Gichimu says he has not succeeded in serving the DCI as he was told the copy he presented “was too faint and not legible.”

At the same time, his quest to serve the police IG Hillary Mutyambai flopped as he was told “Vigilance House was being fumigated and therefore his application could not be received.”

Justice Florence Muchemi directed that the council serve the two for the case to go on together.

Munga Ndichu appearing for KWS requested for more time to file a response and was granted seven days.

The case will be heard on July 28.

The four men are among five who were abducted in public in a dramatic fashion.

No official communication from the police has been issued as yet.


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