COVID 19; Judge adjourns lawyer Willy Kimani’s murder case for lack conducive space

High Court Judge Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit. Photo/file

The high court has adjourned the murder case of Human rights lawyer Willy Kimani and two others after the judge raised concern over lack of a conducive court that will accommodate all parties. 

Trial judge Jessie Lesiit said that the small tent provided by the Judiciary was so small and could not hold everyone while adhering to the MOH directives on social distancing.

She adjourned the matter to 20th and apologized to the lawyers for the inconvenience.

The judge said she had asked the Judiciary for a tent that can hold one hundred people but instead a small tent was provided.

In the matter, four administration police officers and a police informer are charged with the murder of the lawyer, his client Joseph at Mwendwa and driver Joseph Muiruri.

The case had been on hold for a long time due to the effects of COVID 19.

The judiciary has until Monday to provide a tent that can accommodate everyone.