Court issues fresh arrest warrant against PS Iringo

By Dzuya Walter/Halligan Agade

Justice Odunga directed police to arrest the PS and present him in court after he failed to appear following summons

The High Court has issued a fresh warrant of arrest against Interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo for failing to appear in court over a compensation case.

Mutea was expected in court to explain why his ministry was yet to compensate a Tanzanian National James Alfred Koroso over 31 million shillings awarded to him as damages by the court for wrongful prosecution.

Justice George Odunga directed Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to arrest the PS and present him in court after he failed to appear following summons.

Koroso was awarded over 31 million shillings by the court in 2008 as compensation for wrongful prosecution and is yet to be paid.

This is the second warrant of arrest to be issued against Iringo in the case.

Elsewhere, High Court judge Weldon Korir declined to stop the criminal proceedings against former cabinet secretary Amos Kimunya.

The court ruled that Kimunya and his co-accused were charged in March and had enough time to challenge the matter.

The court was further told that the prosecution was ready to continue with the matter and that stopping it would derail the hearing.

Justice Korir however said that the application will be heard expeditiously. In the case Kimunya faces abuse of office charges among others.