A Nakuru court today ordered the officer in charge of Nakuru Gk prison to produce a convict who allegedly stabbed a magistrate and a complainant in a courtroom late last year.
Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo issued the orders to the prison department to produce Michael Kuhora on Monday for hearing after he failed to appear in court for the hearing on Thursday.
“An order is hereby issued to the Nakuru GK Prison to produce the accused in court on Monday so as to commence the hearing of this case,” he ruled.
Kuhora’s lawyer Gacheru Ng’ang’a accused the in charge at the prison of trying to derail the case adding that they willingly held his client at the prison depite a court order to be produced in court yesterday.
“My client is being denied the right to justice by being held at the prison despite a court order for production,” he said.
According to a prison warder who was summed to explain why the accused was not produced he told the court that Kuhora had no date attached to his file and they could not bring him court.
The case was expected to commence yesterday with the stabbed magistrate Eunice Kelly, the court orderly Constable Wanjiru Ngugi and Complainant Edith Adhiambo scheduled to testify as witnesses in the matter.
Kuhora made the headlines on November 22,2016 when he attacked a magistrate in Nakuru an event that shook many Kenyans immediately after he was sentenced to four years imprisonment for assault.