Hearing of Kajwang treason case continues despite handshake
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Despite the handshake ending hostilities between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga, the hearing of a case against Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang in connection to the January 30 oathing ceremony continued yesterday.
Kajwang is charged with being present and consenting to the administration of an oath to commit the capital offence of treason contrary to section 59(a) of the penal code.
The case before chief magistrate SN Mbugi started on Tuesday. Kajwangâs lawyers James Orengo and Peter Kaluma said the presence of Kajwang at Uhuru Park cannot constitute an offence.
Kaluma said his client did not participate in the swearing-in as alleged and state witnesses have not proved his offence .
âThe prosecution has not provent my client spoke on that day and prosecutors are trying to block cross-examination of witnesses,â he said.
The charge sheet shows Kajwang administered an oath to Raila, purporting to bind him to commit treason.
The legislator also faced a second count of taking part in an unlawful assembly without notifying the Nai robi police boss.
The lawyers yesterday said there is a need for explanation on the issue of identification to see if the suspect was present during the oathing. The case continues on June 6.Video Vault Poll of the day Most Popular Must read Latest News KPA boss Catherine Mturi-Wairi sacked over incompetence Nine tractors impounded for transporting sugarcane at night India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50 Surveyors fault Kericho County for closing down their offices Uhuru meets US senators to discuss regional security Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke Popular in Latest news PS Omollo, NYS boss accused of handling fake LPOs Banks in NYS scandal violated procedures, face DCI probe - CBK boss CBK releases new Sh50 notes, recalls worn-out bills NYS arrests, Monkey's tale, Weta's threat; Your Breakfast Briefing Popular in National news How NYS suspects tried to block arrest Keep talking and I will tell world truth about you, Weta tells Raila So far so good but itâs too soon to commend Â© 2018 The Star, Kenya. All Rights ReservedSource: Google News