Garsen MP Danson Mungatana is currently swimming in murky waters, after a Mombasa Court issued a warrant of arrest on him for failing to show up on Thursday to answer to charges of issuing bad cheques.
Mungatana had earlier lied to the court that he was admitted at Karen Hospital but the prosecutor Samson Kiptum later confirmed that he was not at the hospital.
A medical report signed by a Dr Gikonyo indicated that he was on bed rest.
The MP failed to appear on Monday after the court was informed that he had been taken ill and advised to take a bed rest but there were no supporting documents.
Mungatana is wanted for allegedly issuing three cheques of Sh700, 000 each to Chwile Investments Ltd on June 20, 2011 which were to be drawn on his account of Co-operative Bank Parliament road Nairobi branch knowing that the said account had insufficient funds.
The MP had moved to the High Court to have the criminal proceedings suspended after former Mombasa Chief Magistrate Rosemelle Mutoka ordered him to appear in court.
He also requested the court to order that he pays the complainant his debt of Sh2.1 million by installment.
High Court judge Francis Tuiyott however dismissed the application saying that none of his fundamental rights were adversely affected or threatened.
“It is therefore my respectful view that the police had no constitutional obligation to give the petitioner written reasons for preferring charges against him,” Mr Tuiyott said.
The case resumes on October 15, 2012.
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