In Summary

  • The application to have Kirimi not charged had been bypassed by event.
  • The accused allegedly dupe his co-director
  • Koome is expected in court on Tuesday next week for the pre-trial

Businessman Kirimi Koome who allegedly duped a Rwandese investor over Sh 391 M has lost yet again as he withdraws case challenging his prosecution.

Koome who was charged with fraud of stealing from StayOnline a company associated with Desire Muhinyuza threw in the towel in his quest to stop his prosecution.

His lawyer Omwanza Areba told Justice Lilian Mutende that their application had been bypassed by events as Koome had already been charged.

“My lady as of today the criminal review application is moot and it’s unnecessary on our part to proceed with it since the ODPP and the DCI proceeded to file another similar application seeking similar orders which they were allowed and thereafter they charged our client,” Omwanza said

Omwanza told court that the meaning of that is any other proceeding they do in the matter would be an academic exercise.

“We would thus request that this application is withdrawn or marked as closed,”

The DPP and the DCI did not object to the application for withdrawal of the case.

Lawyer’s Danstan Omari and Sophie Nekesa acting for Desire had told court that they had filed an application to be enjoined in the matter before it was withdrawn.

Justice Mutende said since there was no objection then she would mark the matter as withdrawn and close the file.

Koome is expected in court on Tuesday next week for the pre-trial of his criminal case where he was charged with fraud and conspiracy to defraud Desire and StayOnline Ltd.

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