The Permanent Secretary for Defence Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed is facing a civil jail term of six months.
This is after he had failed to pay five former military officers a compensation of ksh 12.5 million for illegal detention during the 1982 coup.
The five soldiers had served in the military between 1975 and 1982.The former servicemen are Joel Benard Lekukuton, Jason Leariong,James Lesiopa Longipo, Joseph Kipkirui Rotich Yopsoi and William Leaduma Seketian.
The five were fired and detained for allegedly participating in the 1982 attempted coup.
The Ps as the accounting officer in the Ministry was compelled to pay ksh 12.5 million plus the interest.
The five former soldiers claimed that their rights had been violated as they were unlawfully detained.
They said that they lost their liberty after being locked up in waterlogged and dark cells.
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