DCI WANTS NAKURU COUNTY SECRETARY JAILED FOR IGNORING COURT ORDER.

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Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters Nairobi.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has filed application seeking summons to be issued against the County Secretary, Nakuru.

In the application, the police want the county secretary to show cause why he should not be cited for contempt of court order and jailed for a period not exceeding one year.

It is alleged the secretary ignores orders issued in miscellaneous criminal application No. 2384-2019 by Milimani Chief Magistrate court on June 6, 2019.

In the case, the county secretary had been ordered to supply land investigating officer Sargent Japheth Kipngeno with books and records of Nakuru County Government related to Nakuru MUN BLOCK II/678, 679& 680.

The plots were hived off Nakuru MUN.BLOCK II/66 and despite the officer obtaining a search warrant, he was not supplied with the records.

The order also required the county Secretary to supply the officer with the report of Town Planning and Works Committee as contained in the minutes held on September 29, 2019.

The order had also directed the county secretary to supply letter of authority to dispose off council property referenced as C/18/97/EMK/1W dated September 17,1997 and letter from the Ministry of Local Government approving the council to dispose some property referenced C/114203/54 dated May 4, 1998.

But despite obtaining the order, the county secretary have not complied or communicated with the investigating officer or failed to give reasons for non-compliance.

The officer is investigating an offence of obtaining land registration by false pretence contrary to section 320 of the penal code.

This is after the matter was reported by the Director of Public Prosecution through a letter dated August 16, 2018.

The parcel of land Nakuru/municipality block 11/66 was fraudulently registered in the name of Kennedy Nyabwari Bosire and issued with a certificate of lease.

According to court documents, on January 9, the letter was dispatched to Nakuru County Government dated August 1, 2019 seeking to be provided with particulars of the ownership of the land.

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