BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A Christian self-help group has lost bid to block Director of Public Prosecution to commence criminal prosecution against the group.
Christian Project Self Group had challenged a report submitted to the DPP by the Director of Criminal Investigation on July 20, 2015.
But Justice John Onyiego dismissed the petition saying there must be a little patience as they await the outcome of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. “The application is dismissed for lack of merit,” ruled the judge.
The judge added that, while awaiting the outcome of the investigations, the applicants has several other options which include institution of civil proceedings which can run concurrently with criminal proceedings.
The Judge said the group can institute private criminal proceedings before magistrate’s court or file proper suit before a proper court for appropriate orders.
The group filed application seeking orders for the DPP prosecute or commence criminal prosecution according to report submitted to him by director of criminal investigation dated July 20, 2015.
They further applied the court to compel EACC to present the filed report to court for safe custody and keeping.