Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua is now free from arrest until Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko proves to the Court that the Governor has a cause to answer.

The governor is accused of irregular procurement of 16 vehicles.

Judges Erastus Githinji, GBM Kariuki and Otieno Odek sitting at the Court of Appeal ruled that Dr Mutua should not appear before the Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charges until the High Court hears his case challenging the move by Director of Public Prosecutions.

The arrest order was therefore suspended until May 27. Dr. Mutua was also allowed to have access to the High Court.