Nairobi Court has ordered President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to record a statement following the arrest of security officers who were charged for leaking sensitive CCTV footage.
The court has issued a new direction in a case where two Sarova Stanley Hotel employees Patrick Rading Ambogo and Janet Magoma Ayonga were charged for leaking CCTV footage of the President and the Opposition Chief inspecting government projects.
The two were charged with the offense of unauthorized interception of computer data contrary to section 17(1) of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.
The magistrate presiding the case, however, directed that officer investigating the matter to record a statement from the complainants for the case to proceed.
The two employees through their lawyer Danstan Omari argued that the offenses purportedly perpetrated do not exist in law.
“This alleged offense of intercepting a security CCTV does not exist in law. Our clients were never in State House and have never gone to any government installation to capture CCTV footage of government,” Omari stated.