Oparanya to seek orders barring arrest over Senate summons


Oparanya to seek orders barring arrest over Senate summons
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya

The High Court has allowed Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to seek orders barring Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee from summoning him to be grilled over the auditor general’s report on spending by his county.

Oparanya wants the court to restrain the Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General, Police Inspector General and Senate from arresting and charging him for failing to honor Senate summons.

The governor argues that the Senate lacks authority as the issue is pending before court, terming actions against him as being in bad faith, unreasonable, amounting to abuse of power and violating his legitimate expectations.

Appearing before Justice Isaac Lenaola, Oparanya was allowed to seek orders quashing summons by PAIC dated July 19th. The case will be heard on Thursday before Justice George Odunga.

Oparanya had moved to the High Court in December last year challenging his looming prosecution for allegedly failing to honor summons by the Senate committee.

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