Matiang’i, Boinett and immigration boss fined sh 200,000 over Miguna Miguna saga

Police IG Joseph Boinnet together with acting interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Coast coordinator Nelson Marwa addressing journalists in Mombasa PHOTO /WELDON KEMBOI

Nairobi,KENYA: Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, police boss Joseph Boinett and Immigration chief Gordon Kihalangwa have been found guilty of contempt of court and fined.

Milimani High court Judge George Odunga fined the trio sh 200,000 each for contempt of court.

Judge Odunga directed the fines be deducted from their salaries.

Matiang’i, Boinett and Kihalangwa had failed to show up in court as directed.

They were summoned to appear before the courts to state why a court order to release NRM General Miguna Miguna was not effected.

Judge Odunga had earlier postponed issuing a judgement on the three by one hour to allow their lawyers to find them and produce them in court.

However, by afternoon, Boinett, Matiang’i and Kihalangwa had not shown up in court.

This comes as the self proclaimed NRM General Miguna Miguna claimed that he was drugged and put on emirates EK 722 flying from Nairobi to Dubai on Wednesday evening.

In a statement written from Dubai, Miguna said that 50 men broke into a room where he was being detained at the JKIA Terminal 2 and injected him with a substance which left him unconscious.

“About 50 heavily armed thugs led by the uniformed Somali policeman who had commanded them on Monday, violently broke into the toilet I had been detained incommunicado in at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, didn’t identify themselves, wrestled me to the ground, held onto and sat on me as a group of four different thugs injected substances to both my soles, arms, hands, both sides of my ribs and basically all over my body until I passed out.” Reads part of the statement from Miguna Miguna.

Miguna said he only regained consciousness at 5.00 am when the plane landed in Dubai and passengers started disembarking.