A Nyeri court has extended orders putting aside criminal proceedings petitioned by the State against businessman Jimi Richard Wanjigi and his four associates.

Share news tips with us here at Hivisasa

Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo set the case for September 13, 2018, due to High Court’s delay to conclude four Judicial Review applications filed by the suspects.

Mr Wanjigi, together with his father James Maina, his bodyguard Boniface Nginyo and lawyer Memba Muriuki are facing possible prosecution on criminal charges related to using of firearms.

Their lawyer Kiogora Mugambi, on Thursday, told Ms. Kagendo that the constitutional petitions are yet to be determined by the High Court in Nairobi.

The lawyer said the hearing of the applications is scheduled to be on July 17, 2018, before Justices Pauline Nyamweya and John Mativo at the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi.

Police are also barred by the court orders from arresting the suspects in connection to the charges.

 They have an anticipatory bail of Sh50,000.

He is wanted by Director of Public Prosecution to answer to 11 counts of having illegal firearms and ammunition without lawful justification and without holding a firearm certificate.

He allegedly committed the offense at Muthaiga Estate house number 44 in Nairobi and at Luedecke & Co Ltd situated at Uganda House in Nairobi.

His father, former Cabinet Minister James Maina, is accused of failing to keep safe his weapon named Glock 19 Pistol, contrary to Section 18 (3) as read with Section 18 (4) of the Firearms Act Cap 114 laws of Kenya.

High Court Advocate Memba Muriuki is also wanted by the Director of Public Prosecution to answer to charges of selling three prohibited firearms and 100 rounds of ammunition to Mr Wanjigi.

The lawyer allegedly sold a prohibited semi-automatic self-loading military assault rifle make mini-Archer and two other assault rifles make CQ on August 12, 2014, and on October 17, 2013.

Mr Wanjigi's security guard, Bonifance Nginyo Mwaura is charged with failing to keep secure his fire arm named Glock 19 Pistol on October 17, 2017.