DCI Stopped From Summoning Danstan Omari

City lawyer Danstan Omari can breathe a sigh of relief after being granted a stay from the High Court on Wednesday, February 22, which prevents him from having to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers for questioning.

The stay was issued after Omari filed an application under the Certificate of Urgency on Tuesday, February 21, asking the High Court to quash the summons issued by the DCI.

The High Court certified the matter as urgent and ruled in his favor, ordering that the DCI not compel Omari to appear before it.

The High Court also ordered the DCI to file a response to Omari’s application within seven days, and that the matter would be mentioned again on March 8, during which further orders would be issued to both the applicant and respondent.

The DCI had issued summons to Omari to present himself for questioning on Wednesday, February 22, over the raid at former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s home.

The detectives were seeking to question Omari over what they termed as the offense of publication of false information about an ongoing investigation.

Senior Superintendent of the Police Michael Sang had warned Omari of serious consequences should he fail to show up for questioning

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