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House summons Boinnet and Tobiko over raid by goons

By Josphat Thiong'o | Published Thu, May 25th 2017 at 09:01, Updated May 25th 2017 at 09:14 GMT +3
Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet. (Photo: Courtesy)

The county assembly has summoned Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet and Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko. The two are to appear before the Select Committee on Powers and Privileges next Tuesday to respond to a case in which goons invaded the assembly and assaulted staff.

Speaker Alex Magelo said Wednesday that both Mr Boinnet and Mr Tobiko had failed to report on the status of the investigations, which went against the assembly's Powers and Privileges Act.

He said the request to have the matter investigated had been pending before the DPP for more than 30 days.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko

"The Select Committee on Powers and Privileges has resolved that invitations be extended to the IG and DPP to appear before the committee on Tuesday 30th May to shed light on the status of their investigations as per the clerk's letter dated 11th April..."

Others summoned

Others that have also been summoned to appear before the committee include Nairobi County Head of Security Francis Munyambu, Albert Koech, Caleb Otieno, Eva Wairuko and Benson Oliang'a.

The assembly has been engaged in a tussle with the county executive over the occupation of the fourth floor of the northern wing of City Hall.

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A letter from Clerk of the Assembly Jacob Ngwele to Tobiko stated that at 7.40am on April 7, Mr Munyambu and others led a contingent of askari and firemen armed with grinders to the fourth floor offices.

"Officers lobbied teargas canisters at the staff of the assembly... cordoned off the floor and constructed a wall, notwithstanding that this was a gazetted precincts of the assembly and the matter is in court awaiting final determination," read the letter.

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