Latest news being reported is that a top government official has been sentenced to six months in jail by High Court. It is very rare for government officials to be sentenced to jail especially Permanent Secretaries. The latest ruling has been welcomed by majority of Kenyans.
According to the Star Newspaper, the High Court has committed Defence Permanent Secretary, Ibrahim Mohammed to six months civil jail after he failed to pay ex-military officers ksh. 12.5 million after the High Court ruled earlier ruled that they were illegally detained.
@TheStarBreaking HIGH COURT commits Defence PS Ibrahim Mohammed to six months civil jail for failing to pay five ex-military officers Sh12.5M following illegal detention during 1982 coup. https://t.co/3VN4T2U3HT
Civil jail is an order of imprisonment meant to punish or humiliate the debtor to shame and indignity due to failure to pay a civil debt. Kenyans are waiting to see if the Defence PS will be taken to jail or the Executive will disobey the Court's ruling.
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