Nyandarua County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti has moved to the Court of Appeal seeking to stop police from arresting him after arrest warrants were by a Nakuru court recently.
The warrants were issued in connection with a case in which Kipipiri location Chief Lucy Wangari is challenging her sacking.
Although the court ruled that Wangari should be reinstated after finding that she was unfairly dismissed from service, Mr Kimiti has failed to effect the orders.
Through a notice of motion, the county boss is seeking orders to have the proceedings before the High Court in Nakuru halted pending the hearing and determination of the application.
Appearing before appellant court judges led by Justice Philip Waki, Patrick Kiage and Wanjiru Karanja he cited harassment from the high court adding that the he is being wrongly prosecuted.
This follows after the Nakuru high court summoned Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet to appear and explain why he failed to arrest Mr Kimiti who is facing court contempt charges.
Mr Kimiti who sought the court protection was supposed to appear before the Labour and Employment Court in Nakuru to show compliance of a court order to reinstate sacked Kipipiri location chief Lucy Wangari as ordered by the court on October 26, until her suit is heard and determined.
His application was however challenged by the Chief through her lawyer Stanley Kihiko who urged the court to dismiss the matter saying the county administrator is facing contempt of court charges and should appear in Nakuru to answer to the same.
“The county commissioner faces court contempt and if this court allows to block the proceedings it will lead to an unjust system of judicial service delivery,” said Kihiko.
Lawyer Kihiko told the court that Mr Kimiti had disregarded the court after failing to reinstate his client to office as ordered by the court.
“The county commissioner should not be heard before this court of appeal in view of his disobedience of the high court orders issued by a high court sitting in Nakuru,” said Kihiko
Mr Kimiti is facing arrest after the employment and labor relations court in Nakuru issued arrest of warrant against him for failing to honor summons to show progress on how he had complied with the court orders.
The court had reinstated Ms Wangari on October 26, where Justice Stephen Radido ruled that the Nyandarua county commissioner had acted beyond his powers to chair a committee which heard the disciplinary case against the Chief.
Wangari was interdicted through a letter dated September 6, 2016 by the county commissioner on allegations of gross misconduct in her office as a chief. She was accused of perpetrating hate speech on social media and dabbing in politics while being a civil servant against the law.
The appellant judges are set to deliver the ruling of the matter today.