STATE TO RESPOND TO CASE ON KENYANS JAILED IN SOUTH SUDAN.

0
1193
The Attorney General Professor Githu Muigai making submissions (FILE PHOTO).
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
The government has been given 14 days to respond on a case in which four Kenyans have been jailed for life in South Sudan.
Justice Chacha  Mwita issued the directions after the applicants told the court that the government haven’t respond to their application.
Kenya Human Rights Commission sued the state protesting the sentencing of four Kenyans in South Sudan.
In the court documents filed last year, KHRC argues that the arrest and detention of the four in a military installation was oppressive and a violation of their rights contrary to the Constitution of Kenya, that of South Sudan and International laws.
“KHRC seeks to demonstrate to the court that the Kenyan Government failed to take measures to protect her national interest, “argues KHCR.
The rights group has also accused the government of hiding crucial information from families of the four Kenyans sentenced to life in prison five, for theft of billions of shillings from the South Sudanese government.
Foreign Affairs cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed, her Principal Secretary and the Attorney General Githu Muigai have been named as respondents in the case.
The four Anthony Mwadime, Ravi Ramesh, Boniface Muriuki and Anthony Keya Munialo were jailed in June. They were arrested on May 29, 2015 by the National Security Service of the government of South Sudan together with Peter Muriuki Nkonge who has since been released.
The four are formerly employees of a company known as Click Technologies limited owned by John Ogou, a politician and brother-in-law of South Sudan President Salva Kiir.
KHRC wants the state compelled to release that information and a declaration be made that the sentence granted to them is unlawful as per the Kenyan Constitution, South Sudan laws as well as international law.
The matter will be mentioned on the 21st of March for further directions.
SHARE
Previous articleSONKO SPONSORS FREE MEDICAL CAMP FOR CITY RESIDENTS.
Next articleCORD WANTS TO JOIN SPY CASE AGAINST CA.
Nairobi Times, Your Story, Our Story. www.nairobitimez.co.ke Nairobi Times owes its existence to apposite journalism of truth, accuracy, objectivity and balanced presentation of stories in a credible and honest way. Nairobi Times practices real journalism of the real story, told in a real way by a real journalist. contact us via nairobitimeznews@gmail.com ©NairobiTimez.co.ke.

LEAVE A REPLY