There was drama at the Mombasa county offices when police officers attempted to effect a warrant of arrest issued against county executive in charge of finance Maryam Mbaruk over contempt of court.
It is said that Mbaruk openly wetted her pants and urine was seen trickling along her legs. At one time, she called Governor Hassan Joho to come to her rescue using her mobile phone.
Drama unfolded after police officers were deployed at strategic places at the county offices to carry out the arrest of the officer.
Maryam was forced to escape through an emergency exit at the county offices to evade the arrest after getting a tipoff.
But other sources said she locked herself up in her office as the police tried to execute the warrant of arrest against the county government officer for failure to pay Sh18.5 million for legal services rendered to them through Robinson Malombo.
There was more drama when county chief officer of finance Aisha Abdi who also faces arrest took refuge at one of the county government offices.
Both officers face a six months civil jail sentence for willfully disobeying court orders issued early last year.
It took the intervention of the county in charge of devolution and public service administration Seth Odongo to salvage the situation.
The man at the centre of the unfolding drama, Malombo, was at that time in a closed door meeting with high-ranking county government officers by the time of going to press.
Malombo told journalists, while seeking a reinforcement of police officers, that Seth had consulted with Governor Hassan Joho who pleaded with him that they should consolidate all the cases instead of dealing with only one.
He told journalists they agreed to consolidate other files pending similar challenges which come close to Sh1.2 billion.
“The Sh1.2 billion is the principal sum together with accumulated interest which is a court decree awarded by the high court,” he pointed out.
The counsel said there are more than 30 files with the total amount coming to almost Sh1.2 billion, adding that he was asked to withdraw the police officers to allow talks to commence between the two parties.
Malombo said in the spirit of a good relationship, he has agreed to call off the operation to arrest Maryam and Aisha over a contempt of court charges issued early last year by High Court judge Erick Ogola.