Police seek former MP Jirongo after warrant of arrest

Written By: Ben Chumba

The High Court has issued a warrant of arrest against former presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo over a 20 million shillings debt.

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Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui directed the Officer Commanding Muthangari Police Station to promptly arrest and arraign in court the former Lugari Member of Parliament to explain why he should not be committed to civil jail.

Jirongo is on the spot yet again for failing to honour court summons that required him to appear in court to explain why he has failed to clear a 25 million shillings debt he owes to Nairobi businessman Bryan Yongo.

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The court tasked the officers from Muthangari Police Station to arrest Jirongo who has failed to honour his proposal to settle the 25 million shillings debt in three installments.

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Former Lugari MP will however be required to cater for expenses and fees incurred by the police officers in executing the warrant.

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In the case Jirongo who has only paid 5 million shillings from the debt was sued by Nairobi businessman Bryan Yongo who claimed to have loaned Jirongo the cash between 2014-2015 on condition that the money would be repaid in a few months later.

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The warrant of arrest against Jirongo coming barely a year after the court declared him bankrupt only for Jirongo to challenge the ruling allowing him to vie for the repeat presidential elections in October 2017.



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