Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Interior and the Co-ordination National Government office, Karanja Kibicho (pictured above), has been handed a three-month jail term for failing to effect a court order directing that a victim of the infamous Nyayo House ‘torture chambers’ be paid Ksh 2.65 million in compensation.
Justice George Odunga said that the PS has been disobedient to the court by failing to honour the order and directed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to immediately arrest the Interior PS and send him to prison to serve his sentence.
“The court hereby directs the IG with immediate effect to arrest the PS for disobeying court orders and ensure he serves his jail term,” Justice Odunga said.
The judgment to pay the torture victim, Michael Mahugu, was issued on February 11, 2014, but he has never been compensated to date.
The order to arrest Kibicho is a huge test on the rule of law in Kenya and Kenyans are waiting to see if Boinnet will arrest his boss, who is by the time this article was posted in Kirinyaga county with President Uhuru.
Nkaissery charged with destroying narcotics yacht
A Mombasa court has also issued an arrest warrant on Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery for the destruction of a yacht (MV Baby Iris) in August 2015, which was used to traffic heroin worth over Sh20 million.
Chief magistrate Julius Nang’ea has asked the DPP to prosecute Nkaissery together with four other senior government officials for blowing up the crucial exhibit without court orders