Appeals case by Maniago moved to November as prisons fail to produce convicts in court


The appeal filed by Maniago Safaris against being enjoined in the conviction of former Tourism PS Rebecca Nabutola, former KTB CEO Dr. Achieng and former Maniago CEO Duncan Muriuki was deferred to November 05th, when the prison authorities were found to have ignored an order by court to produce the convicts for the hearing.

Maniago, upon reading of the conviction of the three, appealed for being named and enjoined in the conviction, as they claim by error, as the prosecution had wrongly assumed that Muriuki was still part of the company, yet he had been removed as CEO in early 2011, when the charges against him were filed in court. Maniago, according to a reliable source from Nairobi, was never served with summons nor subsequently represented in court by legal counsel and has a perfect reason to have their mention in the conviction squashed and removed.

The three other convicts have reportedly all filed an appeal too but have been unsuccessful so far to be freed on bail, pending the appeals case to be heard, so far dashing their hopes to walk the streets of Nairobi any time soon again.

Watch this space as the twist in the tale of this story will surely flick and flack for some more time.

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