David Kaya

Trial date moved for Kiunga landowner

David Kaya and his lawyer appeared before the Waigani National Court, where his bail conditions were varied, allowing him to fly to Kiunga where his trial will be held.

Kaya and his co-accused, who is also his lawyer, Philip Kamen, will stand trial next Monday before acting Judge Danajo Koeget.

Despite the matter being prosecuted in Port Moresby during the Committal Court stage, it will be transferred to the Western Province for trial because most of the witnesses are based there.

Trial date moved for landowner and lawyer

David Kaya and his lawyer, Philip Kamen, will stand trial in Kiunga on April 3. They appeared at the Waigani National Court today before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, who finalised the trial date.

The trial was initially set for March 6 however, that has been moved because presiding judge in Daru, acting Judge Danajo Koeget, will be away in Kerema on Court Circuit.