The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn defilement charges leveled against Mogotio Member of Parliament (MP) Reuben Kiborek citing lack of witnesses.
The legislator had been battling the charges since 2018 when he was working as an aide to a state official.
He was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl on December 23, 2018, while at a Nakuru hotel, allegations which he vehemently denied.
However, in what appears as a taste of freedom, the five-year wait for the trial to kick off has ended with the Directorate of Public Prosecution withdrawing the case.
Prosecutor Hassan Abdi representing the state, in his application sought to have the matter withdrawn under section 87 (a) of the criminal procedure code for lack of state witnesses.
“The office of the DPP seeks leave of the court to have the matter withdrawn under section 87 (a) of the criminal procedure code as read with section 40 of the sexual offenses Act number 3 of 2006 due to unavailability of witnesses,” read the withdrawal application.