Iringo evades arrest after making court appearance
26 February 2014, 17:56
Nairobi - The arrest warrant placed on interior ministry Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo has been lifted after he appeared before the High Court.
The permanent secretary had been ordered arrested by Judge George Odunga over a case in which he is accused of detaining payment of KES 31 million to a Tanzanian national.
Judge Odunga had ordered Monday that Iringo be arrested by Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo for failing to appear in court to answer to the charges.
But the Inspector General had thrown a spanner in the works with claims that he would find it difficult to arrest the PS due to conflict of interest, then withdrawn his statement.
Iringo is not new to arrest warrants, with three others still pending under his name but with the matter spiraling our of control, he made his way to the court to explain himself.
A statement from the interior ministry confirmed that Iringo had presented himself before the court and that the warrant had been officially lifted.
Iringo's case had evoked memories of government officials openly flouting court orders, with the civil society activists and the law society of Kenya calling on respect between the legislature and Judiciary.
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