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Mp Didmus Barasa to be charged before Kajiado court over fraudulent car sale


High Court has ordered Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa to appear before Kajiado law courts to plead to charges of a botched car deal. 

Justice Luka Kimaru ordered the MP to appear before Kajiado Chief Magistrate with his lawyer John Khaminwa at 11 am and face charges of the offence which happened in 2016.

The judge, however, barred the police from arresting or detaining him, until he appears in court.

Barasa had moved to court seeking to be admitted to bail pending investigations and his planned arrest over the civil case. 

Barasa told the court unless the orders he sought were granted, the police would arrest him and he stood to suffer as his rights and freedoms would be infringed as this is a civil case and not a criminal one.

The MP said he got in a commercial transaction sometime in 2016 and sold his motor vehicle to businessman Irungu John Mwangi through an agent where Mwangi was a willing buyer for good value consideration.

He claimed that Mwangi being in breach of their agreement has chosen to make unwarranted allegations or complaints against him seeking to extort from him a colossal sum of money under the guise of compensation for a non-existent breach of the sale agreement.  

He further claimed that the businessman has decided to use police officers to intimidate and extort him.



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