The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria has been ordered to appear in court in person for disobeying court orders. Justices David Majanja, Christine Meoli and Lawrence Mugambi issued summons against EPRA Boss Kiptoo to avail himself in court on September 13, 2023, to explain why he should not be cited for contempt of court for disobeying the orders that suspended the implementation of the 16 per cent tax VAT on fuel products.
The orders were issued after Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah filed an application accusing EPRA of failure to comply with Justice Mugure Thande’s orders that barred the government from implementing the Finance Act 2023.
Omtatah now wants the court to send EPRA Managing Director Kiptoo to jail for a period of six months for continuing to disobey court orders issued by Justice Mugure.
“The Court be pleased to cite Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria, the Managing Director of the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), for contempt of the valid orders the Court issued herein on June 30, 2023, which were duly and effectively served on him electronically on the same date and physically on Monday, July 3 2023, and consequently commit him to jail for such period not exceeding six months or such period of time as this Honourable Court may deem fit and/or proper as would be sufficient to punish the contemnor,” the Senator seeks.