Why This State House Official is Feared in Court

An officer handling a case against two Members of Parliament (MPs) surprised a Naivasha court after giving a reason why he had not summoned a State House official to testify.

Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Njagi Nderitu indicated that he had been unable to issue summons for State House Comptroller Lawrence Lenayapa to appear before the court for seemingly fearing his (Lenayapa) superior position.

“It has proved difficult to issue summon directly to the State House comptroller owing to the nature of his office,” said Nderitu.

According to the prosecutor, such orders had been given for the Comptroller to appear before the court but had not been delivered to the senior officer.

Due these hurdle, Mr Nderitu applied for new summons to be issued to Lenayapa and to be delivered by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

The State House officials was requested to appear before the court after he was mentioned in a case against Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his nominated counterpart Ms Sonia Birdi.

The two legislators were prosecuted after a video recording went viral showing them uttering abusive words to officers manning the Gilgil weighbridge demanding the release of an impounded vehicle.

Despite being severally ordered to testify in the incitement and intimidation case, Mr Lenayapa is yet to do so.

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