Ousted KTDA chiefs desire Munya, Matiang’i jailed

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Tuesday June 22 2021

KTDA Peter Kanyago

Lengthy-serving KTDA chairman Peter Kanyago. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Ejected directors of the Kenya Tea Pattern Company (KTDA) desire Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i fined and jailed for disobedience of a court docket relate that had halted their elimination from office.

The historical officeholders on Tuesday filed a contempt of court docket software seeking to possess the 2 CSs along with the Felony expert Overall and the original KTDA directors punished following the elections held last month resulting in ouster of the live executive at the company.

The alleged contemnors are accused of violating a court docket relate issued by Justice Anthony Mrima on March 24, 2021 suspending an Govt Recount issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 12 directing Tea Board of Kenya to behavior elections in all tea-factories inner 60 days.

The two Cabinet secretaries are acknowledged to possess aided the original administration team to pick over the utilize watch over of the KTDA and its factories.

By arrangement of lawyers Benson Milimo and Ochieng Oduor, the historical directors on Tuesday suggested Justice James Makau that they are serene legally in office since the incoming team modified into elected contrary to a court docket relate.

They acknowledged the relate dated March 24, 2021, which halted the leadership adjustments in the enormous tea company, is serene in force.

As a result of this reality, the court docket heard, election and assumption of office by the original team led by chairman David Ichoho Muni is null and void. This formulation KTDA has two parallel units of directors.

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