Court orders arrest of Treasury new PS

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 13:10 |
High Court

High Court has ordered Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to immediately arrest Treasury Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Muia after failing to appear in court on Tuesday to give evidence in a commercial case.

Justice David Majanja issued the warrant of arrest against the PS after he failed to honour his summons to appear in court to give evidence in a suit relating to the reopening of accounts of the Child Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK) held at Equity Bank Kilimani Supreme Branch.

"Warrant of arrest issued against PS Treasury for failure to attend court. The warrant of arrest to be  executed by the Inspector General Kenya Police Service to be availed in court on December 18, 2019," ordered Justice Majanja.

On December 9, 2019 the court summoned the PS to appear in court today (December 17) at 9am.

At the same time, the court has declined to reopen the bank accounts of the society.

This is after the court on December 10, 2019 froze the operation of the CWSK bank account held at the Kenya Commercial Bank.

This was after Okiya Omtatah filed an application seeking conservatory orders suspending solicitor general , ministry of labour and social services, attorney general, the National Treasury, Shakila Abdalla, Doris Kinuthia,Ibrahim Maalim, Cherly Majiwa, Peter Ibrae, Abdul Bahari , equity Bank and Welfare Society of Kenya decision to change signatories to the existing accounts of the CWSK, open new accounts of the CWSK and act as agents of the CWSK.

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