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I won’t appeal my sentence, I won’t follow court’s orders – Kinoti says

Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti has maintained that he will not obey court orders asking him to give back guns he confiscated belonging to businessman Jimmy Wanjigi.

He said that he would rather go to jail than give back the forearm to the businessman.

Kinoti also refuted claims that he had instructed a law firm to file an appeal against the order seeking to jail him for four months after being found guilty of obeying court orders. The DCI boss claimed that the ruling was based on flawed proceedings.

Kinoti noted that the Firearm Licensing Board in 2018 revoked Wanjigi’s license and he is not allowed to own a firearm until he is given back his license. He further urged that he is not the one who was keeping the firearms hence he had can’t return them to the tycoon.

“The petitioner and the judge know it’s the board that is the custodian of the civilian’s firearms. But instead of the court asking the right authorities, they turn to Kinoti. What is the nexus between the DCI and the person whose license was revoked? The DCI, even if he is jailed for 100 years, cant give Wanjigi firearms he doesn’t have,” KInoti said as reported by Sunday Nation.

“The court should have reprimanded Wanjigi instead. Moreover, there was no evidence to show that Wanjigi had appealed, per the law, to have the license… reinstated. I am ready to go jail,” he added.

Speaking on appealing the matter, Kinoti said that he has left the matter in the hands of the Attorney General disputing claims that he had sent Owino McDowells and Co Advocatesat the High Court to appeal his sentence.

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