Tax evasion case against Kariuki fails to kick off, again
Tax evasion case against businessman Humphrey Kariuki failed to start on Tuesday after the prosecution failed to produce all documents required in the trial.
Kariuki's lawyer Kioko Kilukumi and Cecil Miller said they were unable to prepare their client’s defence following the continued delay in supply of witness statements, supporting documents and exhibits.
"One year after investigations begun and seven months after taking plea, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has not supplied us with all the witness statements and exhibits," defence lawyer Kioko Kilukumi told Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
Kilukumi told the court that he wrote to the DPP in January seeking to be supplied with statements and exhibits to enable him prepare for the pretrial.
The matter will be mentioned on May 21 to confirm compliance by the DPP.