DCI boss Kinoti suffers major blow as High Court declines to suspend his jail term

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 15:21 | < 1 min read
George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful police investigation department. [PHOTO | FILE]
DCI boss George Kinoti. PHOTO/Courtesy

The High Court has on Wednesday November 24, 2021 declined to suspend the 4-months jail term that had been issued to DCI boss George Kinoti by Judge Anthony Mrima.

The court directed that the case will be heard on Thursday November 25, 2021.

Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki had filed a petition at the High Court seeking for the suspension of the sentence that would see Kinoti serve 4 months at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

The DCI boss was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment for contempt of court. Kinoti was accused of failing to return firearms that had been seized from businessman cum politician, Jimi Wanjigi.

Judge Anthony Mrima gave the DCI boss a 7-day-window to surrender himself to prison.

The judge further stated in his ruling that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions should issue an arrest warrant against Kinoti if he fails to present himself in Kamiti Maximum Prison.