DCI boss Kinoti’s four-month jail remains intact

The High Court has refused to overturn the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti’s four-month prison sentence for breaching a court order.

The court had slapped him with a four-month jail term after failing to surrender firearms belonging to businessman Jimi Wanjigi.

Kinoti had sought the court to overturn the sentence through his lawyer Cecil Miller, claiming that he had been wrongfully enjoined in the case because he was not in possession of the firearms in question.

The firearms, according to Kinoti, are in the possession of the firearms licensing board.

The court had slapped him with a four-month jail term after failing to surrender firearms belonging to businessman Jimi Wanjigi.

However, On Monday, Justice Antony Mrima stated that the directions he issued on November 18 should be followed.

Mrima, in his ruling, said Kinoti had failed to show how the firearms were transferred from him to the board.

“There was no evidence presented to demonstrate Kinoti delivered the firearms to the board, and the lack of this indicates that the firearms are still in his possession. This application is dismissed, and the orders I issued on November 18 remain in effect, “The Judge stated.

Wanjigi had accused the DCI boss of ignoring court orders by refusing to return his firearms.

He claims his firearms are in the control of the DCI chief, not the Firearm Licensing Board.

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