CS’s MATIANGI, JOE MUCHERU TO BE PUNISHED FOR TVs SHUTDOWN, ACTIVIST ASKS COURT.

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i and his colleague ICT Cabinet of Secretary Joe Mucheru who face's contempt of court.
BY SAM ALFAN.

CS Dr Fred Matiang’i and his colleague CS Joe Mucheru could be jailed.

This is after rights crusader Okiya Omtata filed contempt of Court proceedings against the state over alleged refusal to switch on three television stations.

The two CS’s are respondents in the suit.

Omtata also wants the Communication Authority to be held in contempt.

Last week, a judge ordered the stations’ signals be restored.

NTV, KTN News, and Citizen TV have been switched off for almost 8 days.

Omtata said he served the parties with a copy of the orders on Friday through a paid up advertisement.

He says that state officials have blatantly disobeyed the orders and hence should be punished.

Omatah says the court has the unfettered powers and jurisdiction to stop the blatant disregard of the rule of law.

He says unless his application is heard immediately, Kenyans will continue to suffer great loss and damage.

Apart from the two CSs, Omtata also wants the court to punish PSs Kamau Thugge, Karanja Kibicho, Sam Itemere, and the entire CA board.

The board members are Ben Ngene, Paul Kukubo, Mugambi Nandi, Ken Tikolo, David Cheruiyot, Levi Obonyo, Christopher Guto, and Patrick Kimama.

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