Government challenges contempt of court charges leveled against top security officials

The Government is set to appeal the High Court contempt conviction of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, top immigration and security officers.

Attorney General Paul Kihara has said the government will challenge Justice George Odunga’s finding that Matiangi, Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa, and National Police Service Inspector General Joseph Boinnet disdained court orders directing them to release Opposition activist Miguna Miguna.

Kihara said the State officers had not violated court orders saying they were committed to protecting and enforcing the rule of law.

He said the government is committed to Immigration Laws and the International Conventions on Migration of Persons.