RBA boss Nzomo Mutuku to face contempt of court case

Wednesday January 23 2019

Justice George Odunga

Justice George Odunga at the High Court. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

RICHARD MUNGUTI
By RICHARD MUNGUTI
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The High Court has approved the prosecution of Retirement Benefits Authority chief executive officer for defying a court order.

Judge George Odunga had directed Mr Nzomo Mutuku to re-calculate the pension payable to more than 4,000 former staff of Postal Corporation of Kenya.

Mr Mutuku was to calculate the amounts within a period of 60 days from February 22, 2018.

The pensioners’ lawyer, Mr Titus Koceyo, told the court that the 60 days lapsed on April 22, 2018, yet Mr Mutuku had not discharged his duties.

“I urge this court to allow the pensioners’ plea to file a contempt of court case against Mr Mutuku for defying this court’s order,” he said.

The court said it was well over six months since Justice Odunga gave the orders directing Mr Mutuku to liaise with PCK to calculate the pension payable to the claimants.

Mr Koceyo said he would be pressing for the jailing of Mr Mutuku for a period not exceeding six months for his disobedience.

The claimants were employed by the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC) before it was split into PCK, Telkom Kenya Ltd and Communications Authority of Kenya.