Former Limuru MP George Nyanja son Andrew Mbugua Nyanja with his lawyer Ian Maina (center) and his co-accused James Wakaba leaving Milimani law courts after they were acquitted over drug trafficking charges on 30 April,2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
The Son of Former Limuru Member of Parliament George Nyanja has been acquitted acquitted over .drug trafficking charges.
Andrew nyanja was cleared by Milimani Anti-corruption Magistrate court Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga who said the prosecution failed to prove that the accused was in the vehicle which was alleged to be carrying 480 Kgs of bang.
Andrew Mbugua Nyanja and his co-accused James Wakaba were freed in a case that they have been waiting for the judgment for the last six years.
The two were charged with trafficking over 480 kilogram of cannabis sativa (bhang) with an estimated value of Sh 960,000 in the year 2009.
In the judgement, Ndwiga said that Mbugua was not at the scene where the incident occurred and that he was at Meru County not in Kajiado.
“Prosecution case is full of doubts and inconsistencies and after considering all the records I have found out that the accused are not guilty,” he said.
He added that the court could not find the evidence that the materials were and it has found out that the general procedure for handling narcotic drugs was followed.
According to him, Wabaka was also a passenger in the said vehicle. After the ruling defense counsel Ian Maina said the case has taken decades in court and the Mbugua should be paid damages that he encountered.
“We want to sue for damages that the MP’S son has encountered, my client’s name was furnished once he was charged with the offense he did not commit,” he said.
Mbugua who is an International businessman thanked his Lawyer and family for their support. He also thanked the Magistrate where he said that he has trust with the Kenyan Judiciary.
“I want to thank my lawyer Mbugua for fighting hard to clear my name, I also thank my family and friends who have supported me in this battle, “he said.
Magistrate Ndwiga in his ruling said that the prosecution failed to prove their case and they did not table competent evidence against the accused.
The two were accused that on March 6, 2009 at Kajiado road block in Kajiado District of rift valley province, jointly were found trafficking by conveying a Narcotic Drug in a Toyota Motor vehicle.
His Lawyer Ian Maina has vowed to sue the State for malicious prosecution and causing mental torture and defamation.
Andrew thanked his lawyer Ian Maina for the great job he has done during this long period he was on trial