OMTATAH WANTS KWS JAILED FOR DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER.

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BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

An activist has filed application seeking to cite Kenya Wildlife Service Director General John Waweru for contempt of Court after allegedly refusing to documents as ordered by a judge.

Okiyah Omtatah says General Brig (RTD) Waweru has contemptuously refused to provide him with all the documents and information as ordered by the court in July.

Then, the High Court had ordered KWS not to conclude public participation on the Draft of Nairobi National Park Management Plan 2020-2030.

However, KWS issued a press Statement on September 2, informing the public that it had concluded the review by stakeholders and the general public of the Park’s Management Plan.

He argues that unless the court intervenes, his right to access justice will be violated as the subject of the petition which the court set out to protect will be defeated.

He said public confidence in the rule of law and the Court’s authority will be gravely undermined and further eroded.

“Unless the application is urgently heard and determined, the petitioner and the people of Kenya will suffer great loss as the authority of this court, the Constitution, and the rule of law will continue to be undermined by the KWS,” says Omtatah.

He further argues that it is not in dispute that valid court orders were made in the presence of the counsel representing KWS.

He further claims the order was extracted and duly served on the Attorney General, which meant that the entire Government machinery had been served and made aware of the directive.

Omtatah claims that it is not in question that Waweru has contemptuously and deliberately defied the orders of the court and the action is an offence against the administration of justice.

The Activist said he has no other way of enforcing the order other than by seeking the intervention of the court.

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