Keter & Birdi To Be Charged Today

Sonia Birdi leaving the Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday with lawyer Okong’o Omogeni. | image source: the-star.co.ke

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his URP nominated counterpart Sonia Birdi risk losing their parliamentary seats after the High Court threw out their bid to block their prosecution over the Gilgil weighbridge saga on Tuesday.

Justice Mumbi Ngugi ordered the two to present themselves before a magistrate court in Naivasha today to face public disturbance charges as directed by the DPP.

Ngugi said the two did not prove how their rights had been violated by the intended prosecution.

 

– The STAR

PHOTOS: The Week That Was

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A photo grid showing photos of Tottenham Hotspurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor together with his younger brother Rotimi Adebayor. The photo was used in a Facebook post by the Togolese international in which he exposed his younger brother as a thief.
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This was a week in which Mother Nature’s wrath was felt in Nairobi as floods made the city inhabitable for two days destroying property of unknown value and even leading to the lose of close to twenty lives. In this photo, Andy Hill who is the Executive Head of Braeside Schools is pictured paddling from the basement of his school. | photo: courtesy

 

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General Godefroid Niyombare who masterminded the overthrowing of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza on Wednesday. The coup happened while Nkurunziza, who is seeking an unconstitutional third-term, was out of the country. | image source: bujanews.wordpress.com

 

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Juventus players celebrating overcoming Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for this year’s UEFA Champions League final where they will play Barcelona in Berlin on June 6. | image source: standard.co.uk

 

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Nominated MP Sonia Birdi and Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter had an order aiming to prevent their prosecution for threatening police officers at a weighbridge in Gilgil early this year rejected by a Nairobi Court. | image source: the-star.co.ke

 

Alfred Keter and Birdi to appear before Anti-Corruption Commission

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Embattled MPs Alfred Keter and Sonia Birdi are expected to appear before Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over an incident in which they intimidated and harassed Weigh Bridge officials in a bid to release a detained lorry.

The commission summoned the two to appear before them at Integrity House in Nairobi to answer various questions regarding their conduct at Gilgil.

CID director Ndegwa Muhoro also said they had advised the two legislators to face the officers there because that was where the offences under investigations were committed.

The two MPs had Sunday visited CID headquarters but were told they will be informed on the way forward.

The EACC detectives visited Gilgil weigh bridge Sunday and took statements from officials from Kenya National Highway Authority, police and SGR as part of their investigations into the incident.
They have refused to apologise over the incident.

While confronting the officials, the two MPs claimed that State House comptroller, Rift Valley PC Osman Warfa and chairman of Parliamentary committee on security Asman Kamama and top police officers had called demanding the release of the lorry but the officials there had allegedly refused to respond.