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President Uhuru Kenyatta signs six bills into law at his Harambee House office in Nairobi on July 9, 2020. PHOTO | PSCU

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  • The CS has been summoned to appear before the judge virtually, either personally or through his lawyer, on July 23 “for mitigation and sentencing.”

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe could be jailed for trying to transfer two senior officers of an agency under his ministry after a Nairobi court yesterday found him guilty of contempt.

The ruling by Justice Onesmus Makau marks a significant escalation in the tussle between Mr Kagwe and the two seniormost officers of the National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL), Dr Hezekiah Chepkwony and Dr Pius Wanjala, whom he sought to transfer.

 “The Honourable Cabinet secretary, Mr Mutahi Kagwe, is hereby cited for contempt of this court’s judgment/decree dated January 31, 2020, for his decision contained in the letter Ref: 1991082265 dated June 12, 2020, deploying Dr Hezekiah K. Chepkwony from the National Quality Control Laboratory to the Kenya Medical Training College,” Justice Makau ruled.