Lari Member of Parliament, Joseph Mburu Kahangara at Milimani law courts when he charged with committing traffic charges on December 6, 2013.
BY SAM ALFAN.
LARI Member of Parliament, Joseph Mburu Kahangara, has been acquitted in a case in which he was charged with assaulting a traffic police officer Resident Magistrate P. M. Mugure and committing five traffic offences.
Resident Magistrate P. M. Mugure ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against the lawmaker, and cleared him of all the charges.
Mburu was accused of obstruction, overtaking, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, overlapping and failure to obey lawful instructions issued by a uniformed traffic police officer. He was driving his personal four-wheel drive vehicle during the altercation with the police along Murang’a Road in Nairobi.
The politician denied the charges and the plea court senior Principal Magistrate Dolphin Okundi directed him to post Sh100,000 cash bail to secure his liberty after he denied the traffic charges. But he will appear in court on Monday for further directions regarding the traffic case.
The legislator is expected to return in court early next week for a ruling in a separate case of assaulting a traffic police officer that arose from the same incident on Murang’a Road in in Ngara in December 6 last year.
Kahangara has been on trial since December 6,2013, when he was charged with flouting traffic rules and assaulting a police officer.
“I find that the case lacks credibility no one amongst the witnesses testified on how dangerously he overtook, indeed the corporal he is accused of disobeying was best placed to testify, but he did not,” Mugure said in her ruling.
The case had come up for a ruling on whether the MP had a case to answer, but the court proceeded to vindicate him on the grounds that prosecution witnesses failed to give corroborative evidence.