Court allows Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki access his bank account

High Court on Monday gave a go a head to Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki to access to his Bank accounts.

Judge Luka Kimaru, on his rulling accused the Director of Criminal Investigations for illegally freezing the bank accounts of the company.

Kimaru observed that the DCI over-breached a court order issued by the Kiambu Magistrate court in a Ksh.41 billion tax evasion case against Kariuki.

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“The application filed by the Respondents before the Kiambu Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kiambu Chief Magistrate’s Court Miscellaneous Criminal Case No.367 of 2019 is hereby brought to this court for the purposes of revision. The same is revised as it was filed in breach of the law. That application is ordered dismissed,”

“It is evident that there was an element of jurisdictional overreach by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on matters which are statutorily under the jurisdiction of the Asset Recovery Authority and the Kenya Revenue Authority,” court ruled.

The judge also revealed that the DCI and DPP did not seek any order to freeze the account and having the billionaire account frozen was breach of his constitutional rights.



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