PS in court for wife beating allegations
Devolution Principal Secretary Julius Kiplangat Korir is expected to appear before a Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s court this morning to answer to the charges of assaulting his estranged, pregnant wife Evelyn Koech.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi on Thursday extended the summons after defence lawyer Nicholas Ombija told the court Korir was not in court because he had traveled out of the country on official duty. He was to appear in court for the plea taking but he did now show up as he was required by the police. “We are seeking to defer the plea taking of Korir as he has traveled out the country for an East Africa Community function on Devolution,” Ombija told the court.
Ombija produced a letter dated February 1 showing the PS was to travel from February 5-10. The court heard since the Devolution ministry has no CS at the moment, it was necessary for the PS to travel and represent the country.
“We have not said that he does not take plea. We are asking for deferment. He will be back (in the country) tomorrow,” the lawyer said.