Magistrate files petition to stop his prosecution in Sh30m exhibit theft
Mombasa Magistrate Kagoni Matsigulu, who was arrested on Friday for loss of heroin exhibit worth Sh30 million, has filed a petition in court seeking to stop his prosecution saying there is no justification upon which he should be charged for the theft of the substance.
The magistrate further claims that the move by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to press charges against him is misguided and meant to harass and intimidate him.
Kagoni was arrested alongside four others namely Ruiru court assistant Onesmus Momanyi, court executive assistant Abdallah Awadh and court staff Lawrence Thoya.
Among the charges that the DPP preferred against them include obstruction with intent to defeat justice and aiding and abetting trafficking in narcotic drugs.
They are expected to take the plea before JKIA Law Court on Monday morning.
According to the prosecution, the loss of the exhibits happened in July 2018.