BUTERE COURT ADJOURNS KIDEROS CASE
Posted by African Press International on August 16, 2009
BY: JEFF OTIENO IN BUTERE
A case in which two people have been charged for threatening to kill Mumias Sugar Company Managing Director Dr. Evans Kidero was adjourned by Butere Principal Magistrate Benard Ochieng Ondego to September 4th 2009.
The adjournment came to fore when the complainant Dr. Evans Kidero failed to show up over grounds that he had gone to attend to pressing official matters in Nairobi.
One of the accused Mr. Naftali who is still in custody made a sustained but abortive plea to be granted bail.
His bond had been cancelled by the court earlier over grounds that he brought questionable medical papers from one of the doctors at Provincial General Hospital (Russia) to guarantee him reprieve. On perusal by the prosecution, they were found to be dubious.
The magistrate ordered that the doctor in question Kepha Otieno be summoned on 28th August to appear with register during mention before he gives a final verdict of bail application by the accused.
Dr. Kidero has got seven witnesses in the case. For starters on December 8th 2008, both accused informed the CEO that they had overheard in one of the Nairobi joints that there was a cartel who wanted to eliminate him before chrismas.
But it later emerged that it was a ploy to mint money from him culminating to police arrests.