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Fake lawyer Brian Mwenda remanded till January 17

By Joseph Ndunda January 10th, 2024 1 min read

Brian Mwenda, the alleged fake lawyer, is set to remain in custody at the Nairobi Area Remand Prison in Industrial Area until January 17.

This decision comes as he awaits an interview with probation officers.

Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi of Makadara Law Courts remanded Mwenda after he pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawfully acting as an advocate of the high court.

Prosecution counsel Ismail Jama informed the court that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is yet to determine the suspect’s residence, requiring additional time for investigation. However, Mwenda’s lawyer, Alvin Kasaya, opposed this claim, stating that his client resides in an apartment along Mîrema Drive in Kasarani.

In response, Magistrate Mwangi stated that the Probation officers’ report, scheduled for January 17, will provide clarity on the issues raised by the prosecutor and the DCI. The extended detention allows for a thorough assessment of the situation before further legal proceedings unfold.