Cord leader Raila Odinga accompanies lawyer Kethi Kilonzo to court

NAIROBI, KENYA: Cord top leadership Tuesday morning attended the opening session of fraud case facing lawyer Kethi Kilonzo.

Cord leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula among others attended the morning session where Kethi Kilonzo was expected to take plea over allegations of fraud and possession of a stolen voter registration slip.

Kethi’s lawyer Fred Ojiambo in the morning argued that her client cannot take the plea following issues with the charge sheet. He said the charge sheet was defective.

Kethi is charged alongside Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) official Godfrey ninito. Charges read on diverse dates between November 19,  2012 and June 27, 2013 in Nairobi county jointly with others not before court, the accused stole voters acknowledgement slips valued at Sh5, the property of IEBC.

Kethi faces other charges of handling stolen goods and uttering false documents

The court adjourned and is expected to give way forward at 2.15 pm on Tuesday.

On Monday, Kethi Kilonzo presented herself before CID officials where she had her fingerprints taken. She was further taken through the formal procedures necessary before she takes plea.

She was in the company of Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Siaya Senator James Orengo and her lawyer Julie Soweto.

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