• Swaka also wants the court to grant Wafula anticipatory bail pending charges on terms the court may deem fit to impose.
• Wafula is among three people in police custody in connection with the murder of Jerop.
The alleged boyfriend of slain NITA employee June Jerop has moved to the High Court seeking orders to stop his prosecution in the murder.
Jesse Wafula Wakukha through lawyer John Swaka wants the court to suspend his criminal charges pending the hearing of the petition.
He also wants the court to set aside, vary and review the orders issued on April 5, and release and/or discharge him from any further incarceration as relates to Misc E288 of 2023 pending the hearing and determination of the application.
Swaka also wants the court to grant Wafula anticipatory bail pending charges on terms the court may deem fit to impose.
Wafula is among three people in police custody in connection with the murder of Jerop.
Others are Allan Wafula and Timothy Masika.
“My client wants the court to issue temporary orders restraining the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Inspector General of Police, SCCIO Makadara and DCIO officers at Makadara from arresting, arraigning in court and charging him pending the hearing and determination of this petition," Swaka claims in court documents.
He says on the day he is said to have travelled to Bungoma, he went there to conduct his business.
Wafula who is an ICT expert says he was arrested on March 23 when he was accused of the murder of June Jerop Kangogo.
He says that he was contacted by Jerop on March 17 and March 18, 2023, but they did not manage to talk. Both times the deceased tried to contact him; he did not manage to answer.
“I was informed of Jerop’s death by police officers and before I could comprehend that she is no more, I was arrested," he added.
Wafula claims that the police have not adduced any evidence linking him with the death of Jerop and he insists that he was in Bungoma.
He says that he is being detained while he is innocent and that his right to movement is being violated.
Further, Wafula fears that his right to life is at risk and that the officers are ill-natured.
"If the said police are not restrained, they will only continue to frustrate and cause commotion in the applicant’s life," the documents read.
He wants the prosecution to be stopped from harassing, intimidating, persecuting, arbitrarily arresting or detaining him pending the hearing and determination of this suit.
June Jerop Kangogo was until her death an accountant at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
She was in charge of the vote account, a powerful section in the accounts department.