MP TO BE CHARGED FOR DESTROYING EVIDENCE IN LAWYER WILLIE KIMANI INQUIRY.

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Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau who is will be charged with arson and destruction of property with his lawyer Wilfred Nyamu leaving Milimani law courts on Monday July 11,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Following violent protests in “honour” of slain lawyer Willie Kimani, Mavoko MP will be charged with arson and destruction of property.

He also lost a bid to stop his arrest and prosecution.

Justice Luka kimaru instead ordered that he be taken to  Machakos High Court to answer to criminal charges.

In his application MP Patrick Makau was seeking anticipatory bail saying that he did not take part in the demo, where an Ap ‘s camp, sealed as a no go zone was set ablaze.

He says that he only participated in a peaceful demonstration that was authorized by the Police .

“The applicant has surrendered himself to the police, he is within the court precinct ,the prosecution indicates that after being processed ,he will be charged as investigations have been completed” said judge.

However, the Dpp objected to his plea saying that he went into hiding and could not be traced at his residence.

He also told the court that the MP used his  position to influence locals to burn the camp where crucial evidence on the abduction and last moments of lawyer Kimani, his client and a taxi driver were traced.

According to a charge sheet presented in court,  it is alleged that on 6 th July 2016 at Syokimau AP Post in Machakos county with others not before court Makau set on fire Syokimau administration police post container,AP”s service police uniform,four wooden beds,four mattresses and assorted properties all valued at 500,000 shillings.

He also faces charges of incitement to violence and destruction of evidence.

It is alleged that he burnt the AP camp knowing that it may be required as evidence in judicial proceedings and with intent to prevent it being used as such.

The MP was arrested at Milimani law courts and is expected to be charged before Machakos law court today.

He was accompanied by other legislators from Ukambani region.

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