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DISTRICT COURT REFUSES TO HEAR BAKI APPLICATION

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by BRYAN KRAMER

DISTRICT COURT REFUSES TO HEAR APPLICATION FOR WARRANT OF ARREST AGAINST DAMARU, GITUA & THEIR LAWYER.

This morning Officer-in-charge of Special Police Internal Investigation team Inspector Jacob Ivaroa set up under the authority of Commissioner of Police appeared in District Court before Senior Magistrate Cosmar Bidar seeking three warrants of arrest against Director of National Fraud & Anti-corruption Directorate Mathew Damaru , his former Deputy Timothy Gitua and their Lawyer McRonald Nale of Jema Lawyers.

Inspt. Ivaroa filed the motion yesterday (Wednesday 30/9/15) seeking the warrants of arrest against three gentlemen on the charges they committed perjury, a criminal offence under Section 121(2) of the Criminal Code

The provision states that perjury is a person who in any judicial (court) proceeding, or for the purpose of instituting any judicial proceedings, knowingly gives false testimony concerning any matter that is material to any question then dependi…

POLITICALLY CORRUPT RUNNING THE POLICE FORCE

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THE STOOGING OF COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE

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by PAUL J REINBARA

Name alike, do alike –Geoffrey Vaki v Gari Baki
It is not an uncommon incident to see those who are named alike do alike. The two names Geoffrey Vaki and Gari Baki rhyme but do they in conduct? Some Commonalities observed are as follows.


APPOINTMENT

Both men were budded (taken from outside) into the post of the Commissioner of Police by the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill under very suspicious circumstances. The appointments were made amidst imminent arrest of PM O’Neill relating to his approval of fraudulent payments to controversial law firm Paul Paraka Lawyers.

The appointment and/or removal of Commissioner of Police just like any other head of a Department, goes through a merit based appointment process, which includes public advertisement, consultation with the Public Service Commission and NEC. Public records show that none of these processes were invoked in the appointment/removal of these two Commissioners.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS AFTER APPOINTED AS COP

The…