Flamboyant lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi now says Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti is a candidate for arrest by any Kenyan above the age of 18.

In a five-point analysis of Kinoti's saga, after he failed to meet the 7-day deadline that required him availed at Kamiti Maximum Prison, Ahmednasir said it is no longer a preserve of the police to arrest the DCI boss.

{Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi. Image: Courtesy}

At the same time, Ahmednasir noted that DCI Kinoti is no longer an employee of the National Police Service following his conviction for contempt of court and subsequent lapse of the week-long ultimatum for his jailing.

"His Employment with the police service by operation of law ended yesterday. Any Kenyan above 18 yrs has the legal power to arrest Kinoti," Ahmednasir noted.

Besides, the Nairobi Lawyer noted that the orders requiring the DCI boss jailed cannot be vacated in law. 

He says Kinoti can only seek a bail release as he appeals the judgment.

Ahmednasir also weighed in on the fate of the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai for failing to arrest DCI kinoti as ordered by the court. 

According to the City Lawyer, the IG is in contempt of the court for failing to arrest and jail Kinoti.

His analysis comes a day after Justice Anthony Mrima quashed an application filed by Attorney General Kihara Kariuki seeking to have Kinoti's four-month jail term stayed.

Kinoti was found guilty of contempt of court after he failed to return firearms obtained from businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in 2017.

DCI boss Kinoti is on record defending himself saying he can't produce the firearms because they are with Firearms and Licensing Board, not him.

“Even if the DCI is jailed for 100 years, he cannot give Wanjigi firearms he doesn’t have,” said Kinoti.

The hearing of AG Kihara's application is scheduled for Thursday, November 25, at 11:30 am.