Bishop Wanjiru takes battle for her freedom to High Court
Jubilee Party’s Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has moved to the High Court to challenge the decision to deny her bond as well as have her detained for five days.
Through lawyer Kennedy Ochieng, Bishop Wanjiru argues that prosecution did not seek for more time to have her detained so as to record witness statements yet Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ordered that she remains in custody.
In a letter to the presiding judge of the High Court’s Criminal division, Mr Ochieng has faulted the magistrate for issuing directions for her continued incarceration yet he was not asked in court, as a gross violation to her rights as an accused person.
He therefore wants the High Court to examine the correctness of the verdict and ascertain the provisions of the law in such a case.
He also wants the High Court to review the orders issued on her continued detention as well as the bond terms.