Court restrains police, KRA from pursuing Joho
Court says agencies intimidating Joho
The high court in Mombasa has barred Police and the office of the DPP Keriako Tobiko from arresting Governor Ali Hassan Joho.
Justice Eric Ogolla also barred the Kenya National Examination Council, the Director of Criminal Investigations and the Kenya Revenue Authority from conducting further investigations on the Mombasa County chief.
Ogolla told the court that an application filed by Joho’s Lawyer James Orengo convinced the court that there was an intention to infringe on the rights of the Governor.
“I read pure intention to victimise the Mombasa Governor. I will not allow his constitutional rights violated; I respect the Judiciary,” he told the court on Friday afternoon.
The orders followed a suit by the Mombasa Governor against the Inspector General of Police, Director of criminal investigations, Director of Public Prosecutions and Attorney General following claims that he had forged his KCSE certificate.
Through his lawyer James Orengo, Joho wants police to immediately stop harassing, intimidating, arresting charging or questioning his academic credentials.