Court gives govt seven-day ultimatum on Opiyo case

Nicholas Opiyo, human rights lawyer. PHOTO/FILE 

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  • Mr Opiyo through his lawyers complained that since January, the prosecution has been updating court of how investigations into his case are in progress without being concluded.

High Court judge Lawrence Gidudu has given the government an ultimatum of seven days to complete investigating the corruption case brought against human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo or have the charges against him terminated.
Justice Gidudu gave the last caution to the prosecution last Wednesday, arguing that suspects should be accorded a fair and speedy trial.

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