Connect with us


DPP withdraws terror-related charges against journalist Laban-Cliff Onserio



Journalist Laban-Cliff Onserio no longer faces terrorism accusations, according to the director of public prosecutions.

On Monday, the prosecution withdrew due to insufficient evidence.

Ishmael Nyaribo, the attorney for Mr. Onserio, said that Kahawa Court magistrate Boaz Ombewa had closed the case.

Mr. Nyaribo added that his client hadn’t entered a plea yet.

On December 20, police detained the Standard Media Group chief of staff in the parking lot of the Holy Family Basilica.

Police apprehended the journalist after finding a stun gun in his car.

Police claim that Mr. Onserio was unable to adequately justify his possession of the flash-bang grenade and did not produce any documentation allowing him to do so

According to an affidavit the police provided to the court  by the police indicated that Onserio told investigators that he bought the grenade from a British citizen who was affiliated with Fly 540.

The former Deputy Director of Communications at the defunct State House’s Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) was released on December 31 on a Sh100,000 cash bail.

Requesting the court to grant him freedom, the journo argued that he had spent over 14 days in police custody and wished spend the New Year’s holiday with his family.

READ ALSO  Presidential aspirant risks 6 years in jail over Bomas drama
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2023 Kenya Satellite News Network. All Rights Reserved.