DPP asks court to postpone Mackenzie’s custodial hearing after State lawyer falls ill
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has petitioned to have Paul Mackenzie’s custodial hearing to pushed to Friday or a later date.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) cited the prosecution counsel’s ill health among other reasons behind the request.
“The Prosecution Counsel has been and will be on bed rest on the doctors’ sick leave following about of Dengue fever.
The ODPP further stated that the defence was unable to meet their clients following Interior Cabinet Kithure Kindiki’s recent visit to Shakahola.
“The Defence Counsel were unable to meet their clients today as earlier scheduled following a visit by the Honourable Cabinet Secretary In-Charge of Interior Affairs. The security escort services between Kilifi where some of the respondents are held and Malindi were not tenable,” read the petition written by Senior Principal Prosecution Counsel Alexander Jami Yamina on behalf of the DPP.
Mackenzie and 17 others were to be detained until Wednesday to allow their lawyers to respond to the prosecution’s application to have the accused detained for an extended 60 days.
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