High Court blocks trial of top Telkom Kenya bosses over city land suit

The High Court has stopped the planned prosecution of senior Telkom Kenya officials over the sale of a disputed piece of land on Ngong Road. 

According to a report published by Business Daily, Justice Anthony Mrima put on hold plans by Postel Housing Co-operative Society Ltd to privately prosecute current and former directors among them CEO Mugo Kibati over the 60-acre land that is said to have been sold in 1993.

​​Telkom Kenya had moved to court to challenge the charges against its directors arguing that the case was an abuse of the court process, considering same matter was pending before the commercial division of the High Court.

Telkom’s lawyer Kamau Karori also questioned why Postel Housing Co-operative Society Ltd officials had to wait for more than 28 years to institute the criminal charges.

Justice Mrima directed the parties to appear before him on January 24, for highlighting of submissions filed.

Postel Housing Co-operative Society has been allowed to privately prosecute the senior officials of Telkom Kenya over the sale of Sh14 billion pieces of land.

Senior principal magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot according to Business Daily allowed the former employees to bring charges against Telkom directors after accusing the Director of Public Prosecutions of failing to take up the matter despite being notified of the alleged fraud.

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