A Court has Issued a Warrant of arrest ordering Machakos police to arrest Governor Alfred Mutua for ignoring court directives.
The Environment and Land Court sitting in Machakos today directed the police to arrest Governor Mutua for failing to pay Ksh5.5 million to a petitioner.
In the arrest warrant, Machakos Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate, Charles Ondieki, directed police to arrest Mutua unless he provides the monies adjudged by the court.
Further, the court noted that the Governor should also bear the costs for the executing officers.
“You are further commanded to return this warrant as soon as it is executed or the money noted in the margin is tendered to you with an endorsement certifying the day on which and manner in which it has been executed,” the warrant read in part. Businessman David Gitau Thairu sued Mutua for dumping waste on his piece of land in Machakos.
The Governor, however, ignored a High Court order barring him from dumping waste on the businessman’s land leading to the lawsuit.
The court had also directed Mutua and his administration to remove the waste dumped into the parcel of land.