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Judge quashes charges against ex-rally driver Kahumbura

The High Court has quashed charges against former Safari Rally driver James Kahumbura.

Mr Kahumbura was charged last September after he was embroiled in a legal battle with a tenant he allegedly evicted from a business premises in Kawangware.

Mr Kahumbura denied the charges, maintaining that he had lawfully evicted Mr Evans Muriuki from the premises.

Mr Muriuki had also accused him and four others of damaging his property.

What started as a dispute before the Business Premises Rent Tribunal saw parties seek redress at the High Court.

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Mr Kahumbura later moved to court and managed to get orders blocking his prosecution.

Justice John Mativo quashed the criminal charges and issued orders prohibiting Director of Public Prosecutions and the police from bringing charges against the rally ace, in relation to the complaint.

He issued a permanent order stopping the trial.

Mr Muriuki had claimed that his property valued at Sh3,031,700 million was stolen when he was evicted from Uchumi Bar in Kawangware 46 area.

He had complained against Kahumbura and Shariff Obadiah Musumba, Jotham Okwayo Osochi, William Kilemia and Kedias Kezza Nduma claiming that they broke into the bar and stole his property.