An investigation officer in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case where two people have been charged with leaking CCTV footages showing him touring Nairobi CBD has up to 1 week to provide statements.
This is a directive from a court of law.
At the same time, Milimani Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate Zainab Abdul summoned the same officer to appear in court to give out the statements.
In the case, Patrick Ambogo and Janet Ayonga have been charged with an unauthorized interception of a computer data contrary to section 17 (1) of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.
They have been accused of circulating online a CCTV footage of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga while inspecting development projects in Nairobi city Centre.
The case was mentioned today where the court was to confirm whether the statements have been recorded.
“We have not received any a statement from president Uhuru and Raila Odinga who are the complainants,” Lawyer Danstan Omari who is representing the accused.
Omari said that he had requested for the said statements but up to now they have not received them.
“On 2nd day of June 2020, at around 2020 hours at Nairobi County within the Republic of Kenya jointly, jointly intentionally and without authorization intercepted a security CCTV footage capturing the head of state’s entourage along Kenyatta avenue,” the charge sheet reads.
Omari told the court that one of the accused persons is apprehensive and phytologically traumatized and fears for her security.
The lawyer also requested that they be supplied with the original clip that captured the entourage.
The two are out on a cash bail of Sh10,000 each. The case will be mentioned on 9th of July.
The two accused are charged with computer misuse and cyber time Act.
The matter will be mentioned on July 9,2020.