High court Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui.


Businessman Bryan Yongo takes on judiciary registrar over alleged mishandling of civil dispute between him and former Lugari legislator.

Mr Yongo has written a letter to Supreme Court President David Maraga complaining on the conduct of High court Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui.

The businessman wants the CJ to investigate the Tanui over allegations of being compromised by Jirongo’s wife who is senior state counsel. Anne Pertet Jirongo is said to be a prosecutor in Court four high court criminal division at Milimani Law Courts as per the letter.

“I seek your intervention in this matter and urge that you urgently investigate the matter raised herein as they are grave and if the said deputy registrar is pressurized over this matter she should simply rescue herself instead of this game ping pong which call’s for supervision of justice”. Said Yongo in the letter.

In his letter Yongo raised concerns on why the deputy registrar is always absence wherever the Sh 20 million debt case against former legislator Cyrus Jirongo is coming up for mention or hearing.

“It cannot be by dint of coincidence that deputy registrar on four occasions when the matter is listed has always has an emergency or is out for a meeting. Am reliably informed that Mrs Jirongo who is a prosecutor in court four at Milimini Law court has  been putting pressure on the said deputy registrar to assist the husband into this matter”. said Yongo.

Sources within DPP informed NairobiTimez the said prosecutor is currently stationed at headquarters and no longer at high court four as stated in the letter.

Yongo in his letter to CJ Maraga also claims he has received death threats relating to the matter.

He claims that a High profile politician from Western  Kenya told him that the matter has been compromised.

The letter is further copied to the Milimani Commercial Presiding Judge Lady Justice Mary Kasango, Judicial Service Commission, The Executive Officer and Wagara, Koyyoko &Co Advocate.

The civil dispute case was scheduled for Firday for highlighting submissions but the matter could not proceed since the Deputy registrar was said to be absent.
Senior high court Prosecutor Anne Pertet Jirongo , former Lugari Member of Parliament Cyrus Jirongo (centre) and devolution cabinet secretary Chris Wamalwa leaving Milimani Law court basement cells on September 20, 2018.
Cyrus Jirongo spent few nights in police custody.

Businessman claims Mr Jirongo has failed to settle a Sh20 million debt.

Tanui had issued warrant of arrest dated 6 August 2018 and ordered OCS Muthangari police station to execute the same with speed.

Registrar in her ruling said that, notice to show cause has been in place for same time, since Jirongo made proposal to decree holder ( Yongo) to settle the debt and has not honored either.

” Its time since the court stamped its authority by issuing warrant of arrest against Jirongo who has been evasive to court orders” she said.

The court said that Jirongo has refused to appear in court to explain reasons why he issued bad cheques to the decree holder.

The amount remains unpaid since the time when the plaintiff obtained judgement against him, the case was filed in 2015.

Mrs Tanui noted that unless same sh 20 million as noted in the margins in the decree, the debtor should be arrested at convenient speed and brought to court to show why he should not be committed to civil jail.