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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH JAN 2020-Deputy President William Ruto Sunday has put on notice all public officials acting in contempt of court orders saying they will be held individually accountable for their actions.
Ruto said disobedience of court orders was setting Kenya on the verge of sliding into anarchy and impunity.
“Every citizen, every public officer has a duty to ensure that the rule of law is not sabotaged in any manner by anybody, anywhere.”
The sentiments came against the backdrop of the refusal by the police to free Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria, who was arrested over assault on Friday, on bail even after his lawyers led by Dr John Khaminwa secured bail from a Milimani Magistrate Court.
Kuria was eventually released Saturday night after posting a Sh20,000 police bond, authorities having declined to free him on the Sh50,000 cash bail Khaminwa had secured from Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot.
The legislature who is a strong supporter of Ruto blamed his detention on State officers he said were out to suppress political competition.
“I belong to the wing where I am in alliance with the DP Ruto and if that is the reason why I was arrested then I am not afraid and ashamed to be arrested again. We are seeking for power and we are going to form the next government and we have no excuse and regrets on that,” Kuria told reporters upon his release from police custody at the Kilimani Police station.