Wavinya seeks jail term for Apex directors

October 31, 2016 4:56 pm
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Ndeti and her two siblings have instituted contempt proceedings against the company directors for ignoring the order issued by Justice Samson Okongo on 23 April 2015/FILE
Ndeti and her two siblings have instituted contempt proceedings against the company directors for ignoring the order issued by Justice Samson Okongo on 23 April 2015/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31- The directors of Apex Steel Limited, risk being sent to jail for defiance of a court order stopping them from carrying out construction work on property belonging to former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s family.

Ndeti and her two siblings have instituted contempt proceedings against the company directors for ignoring the order issued by Justice Samson Okongo on 23 April 2015 directing parties not to interfere with suit property until the matter before court is heard and determined.

The former legislator through her lawyer Ham Lagat says that the main application that led to the order of the court is coming up for hearing at inter parties level on 4 November 2016, but defendants have continued to carry out construction work on the land located at Athi River in Machakos County.

“The course of justice in these proceedings has been subverted and prejudiced by the conduct of the company’s directors,” the lawyer said.
Lagat said, that in view of the new development, he will be asking court to hear the contempt application first and determine whether the dignity of the court has been abused.
The company is setting up a factory that will be manufacturing pipes, steel metal and plastics.

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