AGRICULTURE CS WILLY BETT TO BE IMPRISONED.

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Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett who is facing who has been summoned in court to explain why he should not be arrested and jailed for six months.
SAM ALFAN

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett is a besieged man after the High Court summoned him to explain why he should not be arrested and jailed for six months.

CS Bett is required to appear in person before Justice George Odunga on Wednesday.

Justice Odunga wants the CS to explain the circumstances under which assets and vehicles belonging to the Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU), which is under his ministry, were seized.

The court had issued an order that barred the CS from “interfering with the work and operations of ASCU.”

However, Agriculture Principal Secretary Richard Lesiyampe issued a letter to the ASCU asking the unit to return all its assets soon after the order was issued.

In the letter dated March 17, the PS ordered the ASCU “to return and officially hand over all vehicles which were formerly under the unit with immediate effect.”

The PS also directed the unit to hand over any other assets in its possession.

The case was filed by ASCU Coordinator Mussolini Kithome, who is also fighting impending disciplinary action by the ministry.

Justice Odunga also ordered that ASCU staff be allowed back to their offices.

Lawyer Joyner Okonjo told the court that the CS and PS were aware of the court order.


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