Governor Akaranga moves to court to stop arrest
Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga has moved to court seeking orders to stop the Inspector of General Police from arresting and prosecuting him for failing to honor Senate summons.
In a petition filed at the Milimani Law Courts the governor says that the Senate in issuing the directions to the IG to arrest him was acting in ultra vires.
He argues that the Senate instructed the inspector of general of the police and director of public prosecutions to arrest and charge him for allegedly failing to honor summons despite the fact that the constitutional question of whether failure to honor summons is a prosecutable offence or not is pending in court.
The governor said he was on September 27th summoned to appear before its standing Committee in Finance and Commerce but could not attend the committee as he was away from the country on official business way before the summons were issued.
“The first ex-parte applicant is apprehensive that the inspector general will any time now arrest him and have him charged by the DPP,” reads the petition.
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