After the politician failed to show up in court on Tuesday, the victim in the defamation lawsuit filed against UDA Mogotio MP candidate Reuben Kiborek has protested the ongoing adjournment of the hearing.
At the Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru County on December 23, 2018, a 16-year-old girl accused Kiborek of sexual assault, Stechitegist media gathered.
According to Kiborek’s attorney, the politician was ill and was unable to attend court.
However, if Kiborek is unable to present medical records to back up his claims, the prosecution has asked the court to issue a warrant for his arrest.
The plaintiff’s attorney claimed that the case had dragged on and went against the accepted practice that such cases should be tried within six months of their registration.
The attorney claimed that despite being brought up twelve times, the hearing had been postponed numerous times.
When the case came up for hearing in August, they demanded that it be pursued all the way to the end.
The attorney pleaded with the court, the prosecutor, and the director of criminal investigations to pursue the case all the way to trial when it was heard on August 1.
These followed the judge’s directive for Kiborek to undergo a DNA test at the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital.
The case is expected to be discussed on August 15, 2022. Three years ago, Kiborek, a former assistant to a cabinet secretary, tried to get in touch with the minor’s family for an out-of-court settlement, but they responded by filing an application prohibiting him from doing so.
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