Why Former CS Michael Kamau Wants Archbishop Eliud Wabukala Jailed

  • Former Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Michael Kamau now wants Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) boss Eliud Wabukala jailed.

    In a suit filed in court, the former CS accuses the senior government officials of contempt of court orders in the corruption case he is facing.

    Also among those sued by Kamau is the National Police Service boss Joseph Boinett and the Milimani Court Chief Magistrate who argues have defied court orders terminating his cases.

    [caption caption="IG Joseph Boinett with EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala"][/caption]

    He now wants the five officials to be committed to civil jail for six months for their disobedience of a Court of Appeal order that terminated the charges levelled against him.

    His application reads "Summons be issued and are hereby issued to Noordin Haji, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Sophia Lepuchirit, Dr Dabar Abdi Maalim, Micheal Mubea and Joseph Boinett to appear before this court to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of court."

    Further, Kamau through his lawyer Nelson Havi has filed an appeal at the High Court alongside an application for a stay against criminal proceedings which has been slated for hearing on June 7.

    Kamau argued that the judgment of the court of appeal had indicated that: "the parties are at liberty to proceed as they deem necessary on the basis of a properly constituted EACC and within the dictates of the constitution and the law."

    The CS further claims that raid by EACC to his home in a bid to arrest and prosecute him over abuse of office was an attempt to defeat the outcome of his pending application before the High Court.

    He further alleges that the re-institution of charges against and imminent prosecution is a blatant disobedience of the court orders issued by the Court of Appeal.

    [caption caption="Former Transport CS Michael Kamau"][/caption]

    This comes shortly after the DPP ordered fresh charges against Engineer Kamau indicating that there is new, sufficient evidence to convict the former CS on corruption charges.