Court to Rule on Shollei’s Arrest Claims

Court to Rule on Shollei’s Arrest Claims

This comes after a hearing before Justice Ngenye Macharia of an anticipatory bail application that sought to block her arrest over the EACC report on graft.

In the hearing, EACC denied allegations that Shollei was not aware that she was being investigated.

EACC, however, admitted that at the initial stage, one being investigated need not to be aware as he or she might breach the investigations.

EACC raised objection to the application saying it was based on crafted claims and rumours from the media as EACC has not completed investigations and has not informed Shollei of her possible prosecution and the outcome of the application would affect the remaining part of their investigations.

EACC further claims that Shollei's pleadings have not conformed with the rules of procedures promulgated by the Chief Justice.

Shollei, however, claims that EACC declined to disclose to her that she was under investigation.

She further contends that EACC’s conduct, recent actions and pronouncements constitute an imminent and immediate threat to her fundamental freedom against arbitrary arrest.

Through her lawyer, Shollei says she has rights not to be subjected to physical or psychological torture and has rights to inherent dignity.

The court will deliver verdict on the application Friday at 3PM.


By Wangui Ngechu