High Court suspends Imenti Central MP’s rape case.

High Court suspends Imenti Central MP’s rape case.

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Justice Weldon Korir suspended the case against Gideon Mwiti on Monday after the Imenti Central Member of Parliament demanded a review of his application to stop Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Kerioko Tobiko from persuing prosecutions.

However the DPP said Mwiti’s application was an attempt to delay the case in which he is accused of raping , intimidating and assaulting a woman early this year.

The ruling also followed application from the victim’s lawyer to summon a local daily newspaper for allegedly publishing confidential report which was earlier released and the protest from Mwiti’s lawyer.

Justice Korir said the matter may have to be determined by a bench.

The judge says the trial which was set to kick off on August 19 at the Magistrate court was suspended until further orders from the High Court.

The High Court will rule on the application of interference with a confidential report on September 18.

The MP was charged on April 2 and released on a Sh100,000 cash bail after denying raping, intimidating and assaulting the former female journalists on March 21, 2015.