Cops accused of disobeying court order

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 00:00 |
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A family in Kiambu embroiled in a  tussle over land valued at Sh200m is accusing police of failing to execute an order issued by the High Court two months ago. 

The matter involves the succession of the estate of the late Bernard Gichuru Karurithia whose children are battling to reclaim it.

 Runda and Kamulu OCSs are on the spot for allegedly failing to execute a court order issued by Lady Justice L. Achode on June 18.

The applicant, Nelly Wambui, moved to the court alleging that her two brothers, George Kamau  and James Mungai who are the respondents, were being used by a Githogoro-based tycoon to carry out the succession process without following the due process.

When contacted Gigiri OCPD Richard Mugweru did not pick our calls or respond to text messages sent to him.

The interim orders issued by the presiding judge were restraining the respondents from interfering with the property by either selling, transferring, leasing, allocating, receiving or collecting rent or in a way dealing with it until the succession matter is heard and determined.

Wambui now wants the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to intervene and reign in his officers, she claims, have refused to act on a court order.

Family members, who obtained the court order, said they have been frequenting both police stations since June in bid to have the order executed but have been unsuccessful.

Wambui says in one of the instances at Runda Police Station, the OCS allegedly told them off saying the document was not authentic despite bearing the stamp from the High Court. 

“She even refused to listen to one of the village elders from Githogoro area who had accompanied us to prove the authenticity of the letter,”  she added.

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