University of Embu (UoEM) Chancellor, Prof Musili Wambua Friday filed yet another application seeking to stop arrest and prosecution over alleged issuance of bouncing cheques worth Sh20 million.
The Chancellor filed the application after the High Court dismissed an earlier one after he failed to attend hearing of the case.
The previous application had been filed on December 19, 2016 before Justice Fred Ochieng. He sought to restrain Cyrus Maina and Company Advocates and businessman Kennedy Ngumbao from seeking his arrest and prosecution.
The law firm, together with businessman Kennedy Ngumbao, have already instituted criminal proceedings against Wambua.
Wambua, through lawyer Martin Gitonga, has blamed failure to attend hearing on wrong calendar entry by defence attorney.
“I have always been willing, ready and diligent to defend this suit as is demonstrable from our past attendances in court evident from the proceedings,” said Wambua.
The court had issued orders on December 22 last year barring any arrest of the applicant arising from the dishonour of the cheques in issue following the suit.
However the orders stood discharged after the suit was dismissed. Wambua now seeks to have the application reinstated and admitted for hearing immediately.
He also seeks to have orders issued by Ochieng dismissing the application be set aside.