The High Court, in a ruling, has declined to suspend Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti 4 months jail term.

Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki had made an appeal to have the court review the verdict of Kinoti's jail term following his contempt to the court orders.

The court, on November 18, had sentenced Kinoti to four months at the Kamiti Maximum Prison for failing to return Presidential Hopeful Jimi Wanjigi ammunition which he had confiscated during a raid at his homes in 2017.

File image of Jimi Wanjigi and his wife, Irene Nzisa. [Photo: Courtesy]

Justice Anthony Mrima, in his ruling on the AG's application, stated that there was no new or compelling evidence that would allow his appeal to be reviewed. He then added that his November 18 verdict would continue to be in place.

This is the second time Justice Mirima has declined the AG's application on Kinoti's jail term.

On November 24, Justice Mirima remarked that his application was filed a day to the lapse of 7 days window granted to the DCI boss to surrender to the prison authorities.

The AG claimed in his application that the DCI had no role to play in the handling of Wanjigi's firearm as the mandate laid upon the Firearms License Board.

"The DCI has since written to the Attorney-General instructing them to write to Mr Wanjigi's advocates inform them to collect their firearms from the board. By doing so, the DCI has purged the contempt," Kairuki's court paper read in part.

Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka became the latest politician to comment over the issue at a rally attended by the businessman in Talaa Machakos, County.

He appealed to Wanjigi not to have Kinoti imprisoned as he has played a critical role in the country's security.

An undated image of Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing a rally in Kakamega. [Photo: Courtesy]