Judiciary Issues Statement After A Man Protested In Malindi Court

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The Kenyan Judiciary has spoken out about a video circulating online in which a 68-year-old man protested delayed justice and that the court was unfairly handling his case in Malindi Court on the country's coast.

Mr. Carlos Taka claimed in the video that his justice was long overdue, demanding a timely hearing because he had been detained for far too long.

"This is the most useless court in the world because I have been in remand for one year just because of a few witnesses. Justice delayed is justice denied. I claim the privileges of a Kenyan of my age. I am not happy," said Mr. Taka in the video.

The Judiciary quickly responded, clarifying that the impression being created in the public domain is a false narrative, noting that the court is awaiting more witnesses to testify in the case before making a ruling.

According to the judiciary, Mr. Taka was charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretenses before the Malindi Court on October 12, 2021.

He is reportedly facing charges ranging from obtaining money from a victim by falsely claiming to be able to hire her as an office messenger at Malindi International Airport.
He is also accused of receiving money from another victim by falsely claiming to be able to hire her as an office messenger at Malindi International Airport.
Taka is also accused of defrauding a patient by falsely claiming to be able to bring him a hearing device from his hospital in Mombasa.
He also pretended to be able to hire an individual at Malindi International Airport as a relief food supply agent and to be able to hire another individual as a field officer at UNDP.
He also impersonated a public officer by falsely representing himself as the Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit in monitoring the drought situation in Kilifi and obtaining registration fees.

Taka was granted bond, and his case was adjourned to December 14, 2022.

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