Governor Munya in court to block his arrest

By Hallyghan Agade

Meru County Governor Peter Munya has moved to court to block his impending arrest after he failed to appear before the Senate committee early this month.

The Governor claimed that he complied with the Senate summons on 5th of this month as he was tasked and sent officials from the county finance department to respond to audit queries on his behalf.

The senate committee responsible for  County Public Accounts and Investments had  directed the Clerk of the Senate to ask the Inspector-General of Police  Joseph Boinet, to have  Munya arrested and taken before the team after he failed to  honor invitations to discuss audit queries on the expenditure of Meru County in the 2013/14 financial year Monday this week .

He instead sent  a team led by County Finance Executive Jacob Kirera to the committee because he was  attending a Council of Governors meeting.

The Senate however turned away the county officials and demanded Munya appears in person.

Through his advocate Peter Wanyama, Munya says prosecuting him would be malicious and unlawful in the event he is arrested for disobeying the summons.

He says that the senate committee had an ulterior motive in directing that he be arrested.

In the case to block his arrest, he has listed the Senate, the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecution as the respondents

  

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