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Government barred from charging Justice Muchelule pending case hearing

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Justice Aggrey Muchelule

The High Court has barred the state from charging Justice Aggrey Muchelule pending hearing of his case.

Justice Jairus Ngaah on Friday afternoon granted leave to Muchelule to file an application seeking to stop his prosecution.

Justice Ngaah ruled that the leave granted shall operate as a stay against any action by the state that violates the law.

“To be precise the leave granted hereby stays any decision or action to investigate, summon, arrest or charge the judge on anything connected with the search conducted in his chambers,” the order reads.

Through his lawyer Brian Khaemba, Muchelule had told the court that police stormed his chambers on Thursday on suspicion that he was about to or had received an unknown amount of money from an undisclosed source.

Khaemba said the search did not yield anything but the officers went ahead to arrest the judge without disclosing to him the reasons for the arrest.

Khaemba further said that it was in the interest of justice that the intended prosecution of Muchelule is stopped.

-The Star

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