International Commission of Jurists warn Kenya's public officers against defying court orders

The commission has threatened to take legal action against them

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has threatened legal action against public officers who disregard court orders.

The commission said it is contemplating filing petitions against individual officers at the High Court, saying State and Public Officials would be held personally liable for contempt of court.

“The corporate veil under which they act can be lifted with individualised consequences, including declarations of unsuitability to continue holding or ever holding public positions in Kenya,” said ICJ Chairman Kelvin Mugeni.

The commission cited failure by the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Criminal Investigations to produce Miguna Miguna in court as ordered by Justice Luka Kimaru and urged the President to restrain his officials from disobeying court orders.

The manner in which security agents have aided and abetted Executive inaction is unjustifiable,” said ICJ Vice Chairman Patrick Ngunjiri.

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