Linturi in court to stop fake papers probe

Linturi in court to stop fake papers probe
Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi. [Photo/Courtesy]

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi now wants the court, DPP, EACC and police barred from investigating or arresting him over his alleged fake degree.

Linturi filed a suit at the High Court saying he’s afraid of being arrested and prosecuted unlawfully over the said degree.

He claims that police and the Director of Public Prosecution are planning to institute a criminal case against him based on incomplete and scanty investigations with an aim of annulling his election as a Senator and to prohibit him from occupying any public office.

Linturi claims that that the intended prosecution has ulterior and extraneous purpose whose pre-dominant objective is to end his political career as a Senator and to block any opportunities.

The University of Nairobi has already de-registered and dis-continued him from the university and as a result he did not graduate in December.

In a certificate of urgency filed this morning at the Milimani law court, Linturi says that he’s afraid that he’ll lose four academic years and a chance of pursuing post graduate studies.

“I will not now be able to pursue higher academic qualification or undertake courses at the Kenya School of Law in order to be enrolled as an Advocate of the High court,”reads the petition.

Suing through lawyer James Orengo, Linturi says that Milton Imanyara is using state organs to harass and intimidate, press and prosecute with ultimate objective of benefiting from his removal from office or barring him from holding office.

“There’s a threat and likelihood that I may be charged with criminal offences based on incomplete and scanty investigation and which the DPP and the EACC are likely to ignore as exculpatory,” says Linturi.


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