The appeal hearing of convicted Moi University student Alan Wadi over hate speech has been moved to next week. The case was to come before High Court judge Luka Kimaru but again failed to be listed.
A source at the judiciary revealed judge Kimaru had just been transferred to the criminal division of the high court from the family division and is still clearing the backlog of cases he was handling. While this may have occasioned the failure of the case to be listed, the source revealed there may be other forces involved in the case because it involved President Uhuru.
Wadi’s lawyers are also said to have written a complaint to the Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga to protest over the ‘disappearance’ of his file from the judiciary. The lawyers are said to have raised over 13 grounds for appealing the sentencing of Wadi, which they intend to argue before Judge Kimaru.
Wadi was jailed for two years for abusing President Uhuru in a Facebook post. Interestingly, the same Facebook account is still active despite the fact that Wadi is in prison seclusion and spends most of the days in solitary confinement.
The account login details are believed to have been obtained by a well known state hacker from the state security agents who arrested and tortured Wadi before producing him court secretly leading to a trial without representation.