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Court orders arrest of Moi grandson Collins Kibet in child support drama

A warrant of arrest has been issued against the grandson of the former President Daniel Moi who has been dodging the court for over two months.

Nakuru Principal magistrate Kipkurui Kibellion ordered for the arrest of Mr Collins Kibet for dishonouring court summons that required him to appear before it to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court.

This was after it emerged that the former president’s scion could not be traced after failing to honour court summons that were extended at least four times.

Mr Steve Biko, the lawyer, representing Mr Kibet’s ex-wife Gladys Jeruto Tagi told the court that efforts to serve Mr Kibet with the orders were futile since his whereabouts could not be established.

Mr Biko had told the court that Mr Kibet could not be served with the summons through his address in Kabarak home or Kabarnet gardens in Nairobi.

“we are requesting the court to issue an arrest warrant since the defendants appear to have gone under, making it difficult for us to effect the service,” said Mr Biko.

The court in its ruling granted the request to order for Mr Kibets arrest and directed the officer commanding Nakuru Police station to enforce the orders.

“The court hereby issues a warrant of arrest against Mr Kibet who should be produced before this court. The orders should be served upon the OCS Nakuru central for the purposes of enforcing them,” ordered Mr Kibellion.

Mr Kibet was expected to appear in court on Wednesday pursuant to the court orders issued in January and extended four times.

The summons was issued in January and extended for at least four times after it emerged that the scion to the former head of state could not be traced.

Mr Kibet is facing contempt of court proceedings filed by his ex-wife Gladys Jeruto Tagi who accused him of disobeying orders provided for his two children.

Ms Jeruto filed an application seeking to have Mr Kibet punished for what she said was failure to comply with court orders issued in June 2022 that directed him to provide support for his two children’s education, medical expenses and part of entertainment to a tune of Sh 1.5 million per year.

She claimed Mr Kibet had never obeyed the orders and instead left her to shoulder all the responsibility.

The court heard that Ms Jeruto has faced financial constraints and is unable to continue providing the needs of the children who are yet to attend school for lack of fees and have spent the entire term at home.

The court first issued the summons on February 5 requiring Mr Kibet to appear on February 21 to show cause why he should not be committed to civil jail for contempt of court.

However, his lawyer who appeared in court virtually on February 25 claimed to have been served with the orders that morning which made it impossible for his client to comply.

The court extended the orders to March 6 and further extended to March 13 when he failed to appear.

The magistrate, while granting a last extension on March 19, cautioned the younger Moi against disobeying court orders.

Mr Kibet is the son of the late Jonathan Moi, son of Daniel Moi, Kenya’s second president.

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