On Tuesday, the High Court of Kenya issued a warrant of arrest against Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti for contempt of court.
In a letter to Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, the court has ordered that Mr. Kinoti be arrested and presented in court to face contempt of court charges
“Whereas Mr George Maingi Kinoti has this day been charged before this court for contempt of court order pursuant to an order issued by Hon. Justice Mwita on the 21st June 2019. Therefore you are hereby commanded to apprehend the said Mr. George Maingi Kinoti and to bring him before this court to answer to the said charge and to be further dealt with according to law,” reads the order.
Kinoti is accused of failing to return seven firearms to businessman Jimi Wanjigi as he had been ordered by the court.
Kinoti had been ordered to surrender to Kamiti Maximum Prison within 7 days, failure to which the Director of Public Prosecutions was to issue an arrest warrant against him.
Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki has since filed an application with the High Court, asking for Kinoti’s sentence at the Kamiti Maximum Prison to be suspended pending the hearing and decision of his petition.
Wanjigi has had run in with the government from 2017 when police raided his house and confiscated his guns.
The case has had its fair share drama after Fire Arms and Licensing Board claimed that the DCI boss has no case to answer as he is not involved in guns.