DPP orders arrest of PS Dubat's relatives for assaulting house girl

EAC Principal Secretary Abdi Dubat. [Courtesy]

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of a personal assistant and a relative to East Africa Affairs Principal Secretary Abdi Dubat for assaulting a house girl in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

In a letter to Kilimani Police Station, Dorcas Rugut, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions directed the officers at the station to charge the suspects namely Ibrahim Hussein Omar (a relative and a PA to the PS Abdi Dubat) and his brother Ali Hussein Omar who is an employee of Kenya power for assaulting the woman on May 18 this year.

"You are hereby directed to have the suspects charged immediately for the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm contrary to section 215 of the Penal Code," the  ODPP letter states in part.

While recommending the prosecution of the two relatives of the PS, ODPP stated that there is overwhelming evidence that the duo intentionally and recklessly assaulted the complainant Miriam Atieno Okello.

The domestic worker says Ibrahim assaulted, tortured, and insulted her under the guise of a family dispute, accompanied by his brother, Ali.

Subsequently, they forcibly ejected her from the premises and confiscated her personal belongings with the assistance of their siblings.

Immediately after the incident, Atieno sought medical attention at Maria Immaculata Hospital and later reported the matter at Kilimani police station where the report was booked under Occurrence Book (OB) number 38/18/5/2024.

The directive comes hours after a group of activists demanded the prosecution of the two. On Friday, the group staged three separate street protests and marched to the office of the Inspector General of Police and that of the ODPP where they left a memorandum.

The activists and the victim’s lawyer Karen Rono have accused PS Dubat of interference in the matter.