Arrest former presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo for failing to pay Sh25m debt, court orders

Cyrus Jirongo, presidential aspirant 2017 on United Democratic Party. [Photo: Wilberforce Okwiri/ Standard]

A Nairobi court has ordered the arrest of former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo, for failing to pay Sh25 million he owes businessman Brian Yongo.

An arrest warrant, signed by deputy registrar of the Commercial Division of the High Court at Milimani, directed the officer commanding Muthangari Police Station to arrest the politician and present him to court.

“Mr Jirongo was ordered by this court to pay Mr Yongo Sh25 million in October 2015 but the sum remains unpaid. This is therefore to direct the police to arrest and present him to court unless he deposits the owed amount,” read the warrant of arrest.

According to the notice, Mr Jirongo has paid only Sh5 million of the Sh25 million he owes Yongo.

The court further ordered the former legislator to cater for the expenses and fees incurred by police officers sent to effect the warrant of arrest.

Yongo submitted that he loaned Jirongo the cash between 2014 and 2015 but he failed to repay, prompting him to file the case in court.