The High Court Judge who sentenced the Directorate of Criminal Investigations ( DCI) boss, George Kinoti, to a four-month jail term at the Kamiti Maximum Prison, now claims that his life is in danger.
While delivering the ruling on Thursday, November 18, Justice Anthony Mrima stated he had been threatened by some senior state officers for allegedly making unfavourable rulings against the state.
The Judge, however, did not mention the case that had led to the threats on his life. He revealed that an emissary had asked him to stop being personal when making his rulings.
“Recently I handled a matter and issued some orders. The orders were directed towards some senior state officers. I was surprised to be approached by an emissary sent by one of the said state officers,” Justice Mrima stated.
In addition, the emissary warned that the Judge would be dealt with if he did not heed to the warning.
Justice Mrima further stated that it was not the first time he was receiving such threats or facing actual acts of attacks.
On Thursday, the Judge sentenced Kinoti to prison for contempt of court.
The court found him guilty of contempt after failing to return a firearm confiscated from businessman and presidential hopeful, Jimi Wanjigi.
The Judge ordered Kinoti to surrender to prison authorities within seven days to commence his sentence.
Mrima directed Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, to enforce the directive.
“The warrant of apprehension shall be forthwith executed by the Inspector General of Police. If he fails to execute the warrant, the same shall remain valid and be executed at anytime including when Kinoti leaves the DCI office,” Justice Mrima ruled.