Narok senator Ledama ole Kina is calling for the arrest and prosecution of acting Nairobi Governor Benson Muturu over alleged violation of an existing court order.

This is after Mutura, signed off the release of Sh37.5 billion to the Nairobi County despite an existing court order. 

A section of the money will be channeled towards the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

Notably, former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko's impeachment woes began when he failed to sign off the release of the money.

According to Ledama, Mutura was sworn into office to protect the constitution and not violate it. 

“A speaker takes oath to defend the constitution then violates a court order! He should be cited for contempt and jailed for 6 months to teach him a lesson!,” said Ledama. 

Justice Anthony Mrima had on Monday, December 7, stopped the National Treasury and the Controller of Budget (CoB) from facilitating the transfer of KSh 27.1 billion to NMS, whose projects had been derailed by the constant wrangles between embattled Sonko and the general. 

Mutura was sworn in on Monday, December 21, to replace Sonko whose impeachment by the Nairobi ward representatives was upheld by the Senate on Thursday last week.

Sonko was impeached on the grounds of corruption, abuse of office, and gross misconduct among other charges.

He maintained that he could not approve the budget because the NMS was an illegal entity.  

Ledama joins a growing list of lawmakers who have questioned Mutura move to approve the budget despite an existing court order.