The case where two people are accused of illegally releasing CCTV footage that captured President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s entourage in the Nairobi CBD in June 2020 now entirely lies in Uhuru and Raila’s hands.
This is after the trial Magistrate Bernard Ochoi directed the prosecution to provide the defense team with statements from both President Uhuru and former premier Raila for the case to continue.
“The next mention date I will give directions on the CCTV footage provided. The prosecution to provide statements from Uhuru and Raila, if any, as well as the amended charge sheet if any,” the magistrate said.
Patrick Rading Ambogo and Magoma Ayonga have been charged with the offense of unauthorized interception of computer data, contravening section 17(1) of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.
Patrick Ambongo and Janet Magoma were IT officers working for Sarova Stanley hotel. They reportedly lost their jobs after they were charged.
Ambogo and Ayonga, through their lawyer Danstan Omari, pleaded not guilty to the charges before being released on a Sh10,000 cash bail each on June 17.
The two argued that the charges leveled against them are non-existent.
The state did not oppose their release on bail but challenged the defense to produce evidence showing they had lost their jobs as alleged.
The case will be mentioned on October 29, 2020.