High court lawyer Simon Lilan has written to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Inspector General of Police seeking the arrest of individuals behind what he terms as illegal withdrawal of Sh1.8 billion from the Strategic Food Reserve Fund. 

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Speaking to the press in Eldoret town on Monday, Lilan said the withdrawal of the funds was contrary to the direct, clear and express provision of the law.

"I want the above to arrest and prosecute CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, Agriculture PS, Central Bank governor Patrick Njoroge and all the officials that were involved in or causing to be withdrawn the said amount," he said. 

The lawyer gave the DPP and the police a 7-day ultimatum to arrest the named individuals' failure to which he threatened to seek court orders to effect the same. 

"They should also freeze the accounts to which the funds were illegally transferred to," noted Lilan who claimed the funds were used to pay for past debts which is against regulations governing the use of funds in the Strategic Food Reserve fund.