Lengai Ole Sabaya, the former Hai district commissioner who currently face charges of economic sabotage, fell ill at the court and pleaded for rest.
The presiding judge, Patrica Kisinda, adjourned the hearing at 7:03 pm when Sabaya took off his mask and said he was not feeling well but asked the court to proceed because his lawyers were present.
Sabaya’s plea to rest met rejection at first but was later accepted after it was decided to proceed without his presence. “There is no need to postpone the case if the accused has agreed to carry in his absence”, said Sabaya’s lawyer, Mussa Mahuna. Advocate Muhuna said his client was not feeling good since today morning.
The case was adjourned until 2 pm noon today.