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Court orders IG to explain why he failed to arrest litigant

By Julius Chepkwony | Published Sat, September 24th 2016 at 09:52, Updated September 24th 2016 at 09:56 GMT +3
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet. He was yesterday ordered to appear in court to explain why he had not effected an arrest warrant against a litigant. (PHOTO: COURTESY)

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was yesterday ordered to appear in court to explain why he had not effected an arrest warrant against a litigant.

Lady Justice Janet Mulwa said that the IG should appear at the Nakuru High Court to explain why he had not obeyed court orders despite being served with the arrest warrant which he signed to confirm he had received it.

The court had ordered the arrest of  the Director of Pensions Shem Nyakutu because he had failed to come to court to report when retired teachers would be paid their pension arrears as directed by the court.

Nyakutu was expected to inform the court when the payment would be made. The court had in August ordered retired teacher  be paid within 30 days.

The Director of Pensions had informed the court that his office had received Sh1.5 billion, which is part of the Sh43.2bilion claimed by the retired teachers.

An arrest warrant was issued when Nyakutu failed to show up in court to give the progress report.

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