26 July 1996


Court rejects application for release on bail of writer and politician Koigi wa Wamwere

**Updates IFEX alerts dated 24 and 17 July,
14 February 1996 and 4 October 1995**

On 26 July 2996, the High Court sitting in Nakuru rejected an
application by Mirugi Kariuki, the lawyer for detained writer and
politician Koigi wa Wamwere, to have his client, along with co-
accused G.G. Njuguna Ngengi and Charles Kuria Wamwere, released
on bail pending appeal against conviction by a lower court. In
his ruling, Nakuru Resident Judge David Rimita said the court was
not sufficiently convinced that the trio had strong grounds for
the appeal to succeed.

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