The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has today been sentenced to four months in prison for contempt of court. Kinoti is said to have defied a court order that directed him to to return firearms belonging to business man Jimmy Wanjigi which were confiscated from his Muthaiga home on October 16, 2017 during a raid by police.
While reading the sentence, Justice Antony Mrima directed Kinoti to surrender himself at the Kamiti Maximum Prison within seven days from Thursday, November 18; failure to which the Inspector General of Police should effect a warrant of arrest against him.
Justice Mrima further accused the state of acting irrationally by taking Wanjigi’s guns while he still held a valid license.
Following the verdict, the DCI has appealed Mrima’s decision arguing that some of the firearms held by Wanjigi are high precision military firearms not authorized to be held by civilians in Kenya under the Firearms Act.
The matter is still pending at the Court of Appeal.
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