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Court dismisses suit against Boniface Mwangi filed by Jubilee activist

The High Court has dismissed a case in which a Jubilee activist sought to have activist Boniface Mwangi prosecuted for allegedly pouring a red substance on police spokesman Charles Owino.

Justice George Odunga ruled that Mr Vincent Yegon failed to prove that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) was reluctant in instigating charges against Mr Mwangi.

The said incident occurred on July 4 when local and international human rights groups as well as lawyers took to the streets to protest the murders of advocate Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

Kenya’s police service spokesperson Charles Owino (C) reacts after he was splashed with red-coloured solution by demonstrators in Nairobi on July 4, 2016. PHOTO | AFP
Kenya’s police service spokesperson Charles Owino (C) reacts after he was splashed with red-coloured solution by demonstrators in Nairobi on July 4, 2016. PHOTO | AFP

In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Odunga said that the DPP should be left to conduct his own investigations and finalise it and cannot be compelled to do so by a court .

Mr Yegon, he had accused Mr Mwangi for acting with malice towards the police spokesman during the protests. He wanted Mr charged with offenses related to incitement to violence, hate speech and breach of peace.