PS IRINGO IN TROUBLE FOR FAILURE TO HONOUR COURT ORDERS.

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By SAM ALFAN

The High Court has extended orders requiring the Inspector General of police to arrest Principal Secretary Ministry of interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Mr Mutea Iringo, and produce him in court to be cited for contempt.

Justice George Odunga said that no proper reasons have been given to the court for Iringo’s failure to explain his absence.

 The PS was supposed to have appeared in court on 11 February 2014 to show cause why action should not be taken against him for failing to honor the court judgment in which a Tanzanian national, James Alfred Koroso, was awarded Sh31 million as damages arising from malicious prosecution by the state.

Mr Kosoro was arrested in Taveta by police charged in Kiambu Chief Magistrate’s court with the offence of robbery with violence in 1993. He was, however, acquitted and later filed a civil suit in 1996 claiming damages and for malicious prosecution.

He was awarded Sh21 million compensation in 2008 by Justice Jackton Ojwang but has never received any payment.

The matter will be mentioned on 12 March when the court will decide what action to take.

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