Jirongo arraigned in court over Ksh20M debt owed to Yongo


Cyrus Jirongo has been arraigned in court for failing to pay Ksh.20M debt owed ...
Cyrus Jirongo before Court for failing to pay Ksh.20M debt owed to businessman Brian Yongo. PHOTO/DZUYA WALTER

In Summary

  • According to Yongo, he loaned the former MP Ksh.25M between 2014 and 2015, but has only paid a fifth of the amount.
  • Yongo says Jirongo was to repay the money in three instalments within a few months.
  • Jirongo's arrest comes barely a year after the court declared him bankrupt, a ruling that he challenged allowing him to vie for the repeat presidential elections in October last year.

Ex-Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo has been arraigned in court for failing to pay a Ksh.20 million debt owed to businessman Brian Yongo following a court order.

Jirongo appeared before Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui at the Milimani Courts on Wednesday accompanied by Water CS Eugene Wamalwa.

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“This man has given me bounced cheques and even has given us over 20 proposals. All these proposals have never been met,” Yongo told the court.

He however denied the allegations even as the petitioner pleaded with the court to have him jailed for six months.

The former presidential aspirant however told court that the payments towards clearing the said debt were ongoing.

Jirongo further urged the court to give him time to present the evidence.

This comes after he was arrested and spent the night at Muthangari Police Station on Tuesday.

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Last month, High Court Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui directed Muthangari Police Station OCS to arrest Jirongo and arraign him in court over the matter.

The Registrar tasked him to explain why he should not be committed to civil jail for failing to pay the debt.

According to Yongo, he loaned the former MP Ksh.25M between 2014 and 2015, but has only paid a fifth of the amount.

Yongo says Jirongo was to repay the money in three instalments within a few months.

Jirongo’s arrest comes barely a year after the court declared him bankrupt, a ruling he challenged allowing him to vie for the repeat presidential elections in October last year.

The court is expected to give directions on the matter at 2pm.

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