The High Court in Kerugoya has directed the court’s deputy registrar to produce judiciary staff who received Martha Karua’s petition against election of Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, after a piece of evidence went missing from the case file.
Judge Lucy Gitari said the staff should explain how Ms Karua’s flash disc containing video evidence on voter bribery got lost from the file.
The judge made the orders after Ms Karua questioned how the evidence could have gotten lost within the court.
“There is a wide conspiracy. Court has a duty to get to the bottom of the matter. It is incumbent upon this court to exhaust its own internal inquiry. Bring the person who wrote the receipt to explain,” said Ms Karua.
She said she handed the petition and the evidence to judicial officers on September 6, 2017.