Acting Director General of Kenya Citizen and Foreign National Management Service Mwende Gatabaki may be jailed if a petition filed against him succeeds.
He has been cited for contempt by the court.
The high court ruled that the director had not complied with a court’s order to requiring him to register businessman Kulraj Singh Bhangra as a Kenyan Citizen.
Justice Isaac Lenaola delivered a judgement on December 5 2014 with declarations that the office of migration had violated the rights of the businessman and should register him.
He issued an order to the effect that Gatabaki ought to act within 45 days and consider the application by Bhangra and consider him as Kenya Citizen.
However a new application for contempt has been filed against Gatabaki who has no acted over the last one year despite the orders been dully extracted and served to the director.
In a quick rejoinder, the director through senior migration officer Alfred Omangi, said that Mr Bhangra’s original file went missing.
The said file contains information that is necessary in considering the applicant’s application for registration.
Justice Lenaola gave the director 30 days to comply with court’s orders or face the consequences of her actions.
The judge said failure to act, the court will proceed to mete out such sentence or action on the director as it deems fit.
The matter will be mentioned to confirm compliance on date to be given.