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Court issues arrest warrant against Governor Oparanya

By Jack Murima | Published Wed, January 31st 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 30th 2018 at 23:13 GMT +3

A warrant of arrest has been issued against Governor Wycliffe Oparanya for failing to turn up in court.

While giving the order yesterday, Chief Magistrate Bildad Ochieng said the governor had failed to give compelling reasons for failing to appear for the hearing of a case in which he was accused of incitement.

Oparanya was charged alongside 10 other persons. The governor was said to have uttered the inflammatory words on April 24, 2014, at Mabole village, Butere sub-county.

Lawyer Gregory Ombito had sought another date to allow his client to appear in court. His application was opposed by State counsel Samson Ng’etich.