It was another busy day in court Monday as Father Sylvestre Obwaka’s case received more hurdles.
Judge Pavlich revealed that he would not allow the 2nd alleged victim in the case do a telephonic interview. Judge Pavlich said that Mr. Samuel Waweru would have to be present during trial.
“Waweru would have to appear to give testimony. At this time you said Mr. Waweru would have to come forth with more detail. Mr. Waweru has alleged that certain events occurred…and he gives the year, but he doesn’t give details as to where it occurred. I understand he may not be able to be precise but he could give his best efforts to narrow it down. He needs to provide information where these events occurred,”Judge Pavlich said.
Having to be present during trial would make things difficult because the Kenyan native could face conflicts with travel, border clearance and more. Other headaches in the ongoing case includes the trial date setbacks.
Judge Pavlich now believes that trial will began in mid July to August. A jury would also have to be selected.
“The trial should be scheduled between mid–July, mid–August. A jury selection, and all of the factors involving this case would occur with the township hall. It may take one day to pick a jury but trial jury selection could be between the 3 to 4 day range total,” Judge Pavlich said.
Wbkb News has been keeping up the Obwaka case since the beginning. We will bring you more as details, and changes as they continue to arise.