Friday June 29, 2018
Somali national accused of beating up a Wajir politician outside a
Mosque in Eastleigh will go on trial before travelling out of the
Jamal Mohammed had asked senior resident
magistrate Eunice Kimaiyo to release his passport to enable him to
travel to the UK to have a kid with his wife through surrogate.
the hearing on Friday, prosecution counsel Daniel King’ori opposed his
application stating that he did not prove that he was a businessman and a
frequent visitor to the country.
“Your honour if the accused
person is allowed to travel, he might not return as he faces a serious
offence that if found guilty, he risks a life sentence jail term
maximum”, King’ori told the court.The prosecution expressed that Jamal’s application was a delay tactic of the hearing that was so close to being heard.
Jamal claims that he wants to have a kid with his wife through a surrogate in the UK.
prosecution added that the suspect is in no way involved in the said
procedure as he has not shown any documents to prove in court.
Jamal, however, said he was not a flight risk as he had another wife in the country.
his application, he had pleaded with the court to release his passport
saying that his wife was in the UK and they have been trying to conceive
a baby through natural means for years but in vain.
He claimed they had scheduled a procedure medically to be done in the UK and were to meet the surrogate mother on June 21.
who is also an American citizen is charged with assaulting and causing
grievous harm to a former Wajir south aspirant Hussein Muhamed.
He allegedly committed the offence on September 17 at Eastleigh 7th street in Kamukunji.
He was also charged with being in Kenya illegally.
Jamal denied all the charges and is out on a Kenyan surety bond of Sh300, 000.
said the accused after committing the offence disappeared from his
hotel room and only surrendered before police after he knew he was
wanted and could not travel out of the country.
The case will be heard on July 2.