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BREAKING NEWS: Matiang’i, Boinett and Kihalangwa to face salary deductions as punishment for court contempt

Justice George Odunga has issued a salary-deduction sentence against CS Fred Matiang’t, Inspector Joseph Boinett and Immigration chief Gordon Kihalangwa.

The three were found guilty of contempt of court after failing to adhere to orders isssued to them. Earlier on, the petitioner’s lawyers had pleaded with the court to slap the respondents with a hefty jail term.

The lawyers led by Siaya Senator James Orengo and John Khaminwa said the three should each be subjected to custodial sentences of at most six months for each court order they have disregarded. The said the overall jail sentences would be of no less than three months.

They further said in court on Thursday that the three should be ordered to report to Kamiti Maximu Security Prisonwithin 24 hours after the judgement.

Orengo said: “These sentences should be served consecutively, not concurrently. This court must consider steep sentences and judge each act of disobedience separately.