Court declines to unfreeze Haki Africa, Muhuri accounts
08 September 2015, 09:27
Mombasa - A Mombasa court has declined to grant orders to unfreeze bank accounts of MUHURI and HAKI Africa human rights groups.
declined to grant orders to unfreeze the accounts because it’s the main
prayer in the application without hearing the whole petition,” Justice
Muslim for human rights and Haki Africa had made an oral
application through their lawyer Victor Kamau to have the court issue
conservatory orders to unfreeze their accounts.
The human rights
groups had accused the state, the office of the Inspector General of
police and the office of the Director of Public Prosecution of
frustrating their case.
“If the case will not proceed today (Monday), I request that at least the bank accounts be opened because of the untold
suffering of the families of those who worked in the organizations," said
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Defense Counsel Salim Wampy said the respondent had failed
to submit their replying affidavit despite being served on time, and
that their application to have the case adjourned would frustrate course of
However, Ngare who was representing the DPP said they were not ready to proceed with the case since they were not served on time.
He also requested the court to give them 14 days to submit their replying affidavit.
DPP also opposed the application to grant orders for the case
proceed for hearing before they present their replying submissions.
Emukule said that the petitioners had failed to serve the respondents
within the restricted timelines and observed that the respondents
were entitled to 14 days to respondent with their submissions.
The case will come up for hearing on September 2.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
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