Mombasa court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for failure to honor summons to appear in court . While issuing the warrant, resident magistrate Renee Kitwaga asked Mutua to show cause why he should not be committed to civil jail. Mutua had been sued back in 2012 by Kitui floor mills limited over an advertisement contract of 1.1 million shillings which had been contracted to Mutua’s company named Golden dreams in October 2010 but failed to deliver. In August 2011, Mutua agreed to pay the sum of money back plus the costs of the suit, a pledge he has failed to honor to date.
This comes barely four months after the Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama sought court order to stop Machakos city launch saying that the land belonged to the Agriculture ministry. Muthama argued that the Ministry of Agriculture has not agreed with Machakos County take over any of its land wherever it is situated and therefore the land cannot be free as earlier claimed by Mutua.