IG, DCI file application to skip court on Miguna case


IG, DCI file application to skip court on Miguna case
IG Joseph Boinett during a past press address. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet and DCI boss George Kinoti have filed an application not to appear in court in person on Thursday February 15 for the hearing of their roles in Miguna Miguna's case.
  • The two, who now claim they will be attending a meeting on national security, had been ordered by High Court Judge Luka Kimaru to appear in person before court to show cause why they should not be held in contempt.
  • Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna on Monday February 12 filed a case at the High Court in Nairobi challenging his deportation to Canada and revocation of his citizenship by the government.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti have filed an application not to appear in court in person on Thursday,  February 15 for the hearing of their roles in Miguna Miguna’s case.

The two, who now claim they will be attending a meeting on national security, had been ordered by High Court Judge Luka Kimaru to appear in court to show cause why they should not be held in contempt.

IG Boinnet and Kinoti have also stated that the three detailed affidavits they filed in court explained their roles in Miguna’s case.

In their affidavits filed at the Milimani Law Courts (criminal division) on Friday,  February 9, Kinoti and Boinnet said neither of them acted in contempt of court for failing to produce opposition politician Miguna Miguna in court on Thursday, February 8, as had been ordered by  Judge Kimaru.

Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna on Monday, February 12 filed a case at the High Court in Nairobi challenging his deportation to Canada and revocation of his citizenship by the government.

Miguna asked the court to suspend the government declaration that he was not a Kenyan and that his presence in Kenya was “contrary to the national interest and should be removed from Kenya to his country of origin Canada.”

He also wants the court to grant an order suspending the gazette notice proscribing the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as a criminal organisation.

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