Narok Senator Stephen Ntutu, MPs, Moitalel Kenta, Senator Tutu brother Patrick Ntuntu, Johana Ngeno and Korei Lomein at Milimani law Courts Nairobi on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
BY SMART NEWS TEAM
Director of public prosecutions have withdrawn charges against Four Narok elected leaders who had been charged of incitement.
One person died during Narok town protests in which police officers are being investigated by the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA). The security officers are said to have used excessive force on mwananchi.
The DPP’S office through Prosecutor Daniel Karori expressed before Principal Magistrate Kipchumba Cheruyiot that evidence in the investigation file does not meet the threshold to sustain the criminal charges.
“I have instructions from the DPP that the evidence contained in the investigation file taken in its totality does not meet the threshold to justify a criminal prosecution against the respondents,’ prosecutor Daniel Karuri said.
Senator Ntutu, his brother who is Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu, Narok North MP Moitalel Ole Kenta, Narok South MP Korei Lemein, and Johanna Ngeno from Emmurua Dikkirr were accused of incitement leading to violence.
The four leaders led by Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu are being grilled to adduce evidence over the death that occurred during the protests.
Narok residents were in a march to the governor’s office to present a petition indicting him with corruption when they met live bullets from police officers; however, the leaders say they have reasons to believe that private guns were used.
Demonstrations thronged Narok town with clamour to oust Governor Samuel Tunai over corruption allegations that led to serious injuries and death.
It is on the said IPOA investigations that the office of the DPP has asked the court to withdraw the charges since the leaders are key witnesses in the inquest.
Initially, the DPP sought to charge them with murder following the deadly shooting of a protester during the demonstrations but the charge was dropped after more violence rocked the county.