Don’t ask lawyers, check court registry, says judge

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 05th July, 2012

A JUDGE has urged accused persons not to rely on their lawyers and check with the court registry when they are appearing on court scheduled times to comply with bail conditions.
Acting Judge Justice Lawrence Kangwia made the comment     yesterday after finding David Wilfred Yeresasa had been failing to check with the court registry on his scheduled appearances in courts.
“The accused failed on this path,” Justice Kangwia said.
He said non-compliance had made it
inappropriate to grant bail.
However, the court set aside his application for a bench warrant and
ordered him to pay up his balance of K250 of the total K500.
The state forfeited another K250.
Yeresasa made his application on May 14.