Cases in Kenya have a way of twisting themselves into the drama that leaves the accused out of the case while the lawyers and judicial officers take hits from each other.
In the latest heating up the scandal, the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji is in a legal clash with a former presidential candidate and one of Kenya’s top lawyers Paul Muite.
The DPP is of the view that Muite should be disqualified from the case since his interest in the matter that is before the court is conflicted by those of the accused persons he is representing.
The DPP observed that Muite holds a lot of information pertaining to the criminal case facing the accused, Benson Oduor Ngesa and OCP (K) Limited.
Muite is currently on a long-term retainer with the Kenya Bureau of Standards which is at the center of the case.
KEBS has an interest in the current case facing its former Managing Director Charles Ongwae and eight others, who are charged with attempted murder for importing the
“Having acted for Kebs and is still retained by the accused persons is a classic case of conflict of interest which warrants the intervention of the court.
Trial Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot told the DPP to serve Muite with application to enable him to file a reply within seven days.