JUSTICE MRIMA SUSPENDS KINOTI’S APPLICATION

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Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mr. George  Kinoti’s application to have his four-month jail sentence temporarily suspended, has failed for the second time. Justice Murima ruled that the court declined to give an order of stay suspending the jail sentence, and expected that Mr. Kinoti will comply and surrender himself to prison until Monday when the court will rule on his application to review the sentence.

According to the DCI Boss’s lawyer Mr. Cecil Miller, it now turns out that Wanjigi’s firearms are not being held by  Mr. Kinoti, but the Firearms Licensing Board, arguing that the businessman should instead engage the board, which is a body mandated to store firearms owned by civilians. Mr. Miller referred to the Firearms Act, arguing that it is only the board that has powers to release guns in its custody and that the DCI was wrongly enjoined as a party to the suit.

On the other hand, Wanjigi’s lawyer Willis Otieno, defended the DCI boss’s four-month jail sentencing, arguing that material facts had been determined, thus finding him guilty. According to him, Mr. Kinoti had every opportunity to settle the dispute as the court had been lenient, but he instead became arrogant and swore that he would rather go to jail than return Wanjigi’s firearms.

 

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