Court slaps Matiang’i with 2-hour deadline

Matiang'i has been ordered

Making the ruling, judge George Odunga gave Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i  two hours to appear in the same court.

Judge Odunga also instructed Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and PS Immigration Gordon Kihalangwa to appear in person over the Miguna saga.

“Mr. Mutinda I will not accept affidavits or people coming to stand here in their place. They have to appear before me at 2.30pm in person,” Justice Odunga said.

The three senior official are set to answer questions regarding his citizenship case and his current detention at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

On Tuesday, Lady Justice Roselyn Aburili  directed the Government to release the Canadian-based lawyer from detention at JKIA but the order has not been obeyed.

This is after his lawyer moved to court demanding that he be allowed in the country.

Mr. Odunga asserted that Judge Aburili orders must be obeyed failure to which the court will not give the State audience.

"For avoidance of doubt, Aburili J’s orders must be complied with by 2.30pm today and the respondents are denied the right of audience before this court.

“Unless the same is complied with or for some reason the respondent satisfies the court that the order is incapable of being complied with, the court will wear the continued disobedience and will deny the person in default audience,” he stated.

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