Former MP Cyrus Jirongo arrested over Ksh.20M debt


Cyrus Jirongo was declared bankrupt by High Court Judge Olga Sewe on October 10 [PHOTO | FILE]
Former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Jirongo was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to Muthangari Police Station.
  • The High Court in Nairobi had issued a warrant of arrest against the former Lugari legislator.

Former Lugari Member of Parliament Cyrus Jirongo has been arrested for failing to pay a Ksh.20 million debt owed to a Nairobi businessman.

Jirongo was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to Muthangari Police Station.

The High Court in Nairobi issued a warrant of arrest against the former Lugari legislator in August this year over a Ksh.20 million loan balance owed to businessman Brian Yongo.

The deputy registrar, in a letter addressed to Muthangari OCS on August 7, directed police to arrest the former presidential aspirant for reportedly failing to pay the amount.

The registrar further directed Jirongo to pay the expenses including fare and fuel that would be incurred by the executing officers.

“These are to command you to arrest the said J/D and unless the sum of Ksh.20 million as noted in the margin, together with the executing officers expenses fees. If any, to bring the said debtor before the court with all convenient speed,” reads the order.

Businessman Yongo has accused Jirongo of failing to pay him the balance of a loan he advanced him. He allegedly loaned Jirongo Ksh.25 million between 2014 and 2015 but the former politician has since paid only Ksh.5 million.

According to Yongo, the entire loan was to be settled in three installments.

In his argument, the businessman cited Jirongo’s failure to settle the debt as his reason of moving to court in order to recover the money.

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