Jubilee Women Rep dares DCI to arrest her

She has the guts to face the DCI.

Speaking at Thiguku village in Ndia Constituency during a medical clinic organised by Ngirici and Sons Rescue Team, the lawmaker accused the police of dragging her family into the dirty sugar scandal, adding that she is being targeted.

She recounted that neither her husband Andrew Ngirici nor herself have been involved in trading the sugar which has caused panic across the country, after the Government chemists revealed that the impounded sugar was too toxic for human use.

“Neither my husband Andrew Ngirici nor I are part of the scam. I am innocent. Let the DCI director arrest me if he finds that I am linked to the sugar deals," she said a day after she told Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i to name the key dealers in the contraband sugar.

Her tough talk comes a day after her brother, Patrick Kuria Njiru, obtained an anticipatory bail barring the police from arresting him over claims that he was holding hundreds of bags of sugar in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

Sh200,000 anticipatory bail

Lady Justice Lucy Gitari on Monday granted Mr Patrick Njiru Kuria and his wife a Sh200,000 anticipatory bail following an application by their lawyer Ndegwa Njiru.

Mr Kuria has listed the attorney-general, inspector-general of police, director of public prosecutions and director of criminal investigations as respondents in the matter after the DCI, KRA and the Kenya Bureau of Standards impounded over 600 bags of sugar in his Ruiru store.

“The applicant is apprehensive of being unlawfully arrested by the police on the basis of a mere speculation and a concerted conspiracy theory — an act that will culminate in greatly injuring his constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms,” the lawyer told the judge.

Lawyer Njiru said the businessman engaged Hydery (P) Limited upon satisfaction that it had complied with the requisite statutory sugar importation rules.

He said the sugar was also cleared by the Kenya Revenue Authority on August 22, 2017 and following the purchase and delivery, he stored the said consignment in his godown on Eastern by-pass.

“On June 11, 2018 officers from police service and director of public prosecutions, on mere suspicion that is actuated with malice, bad faith, ill motive and in absence of proper detailed investigation, that should have covered even the aspect of documentary investigations, broke into the go down and confiscated the sugar that had been supplied by Hydery (P) limited,” stated the lawyer.

He complained that government agencies have decided to implicate Mr Kuria in contraband sugar ring and are threatening to arrest him for an undisclosed offence.

According to him, police have not carefully taken cognisance of the circumstances surrounding the purchase of the said sugar.

“The sugar that has now been confiscated by police has met all the requisite statutory requirements that have been set down by the Sugar Board of Kenya,” Lawyer Njiru added.

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