Interior Principal Secretary, Dr Karanja Kibicho, has been sentenced to three months in jail for failing to obey orders to compensate a torture victim.
High Court Judge George Odunga, directed Joseph Boinnet, the Inspector General of Police, to execute the arrest saying the OCPD Central had failed to apprehend him as previously ordered.
The High Court had ordered the principal secretary to the ministry of Interior and Co-ordination National Government to appear in court on Tuesday, 29th November, to answer questions regarding his actions.
Dr. Kibicho failed to appear, prompting the judge to hand down the sentence.
Kibicho is alleged to have failed to obey an order issued on December 5, 2015, requiring him to pay KSh 2,647,019 to Michael Mahugu, a Nyayo House torture victim.
The initial judgment, which was delivered on February 11, 2014, ordered the principal secretary to pay Mr. Michael Danson Mahugu after several unsuccessful attempts.
Through his lawyer Kinuthia Wandaka, Mahugu lodged a petition in the High Court in 2003 seeking compensation for damages from the government through the Attorney General.
The lawyer told the court that the victim was tortured by special branch officers at Nyayo house and later at the Kenyan prison in 1987.
Mahugu had been unsuccessful at receiving the said payments forcing him to file an application to compel Interior Principal Secretary, Dr Karanja Kibicho to comply with the judgment.
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