Flamboyant businessman Gor Semelang’o will spend the next one month in prison for defaulting on a loan.
The Milimani law Court on Wednesday sentenced the former Youth Fund boss to 30 days without an option for bail. Mr Semelang’o had been on the run until Tuesday, September 24, afternoon when police nabbed him.
A warrant of arrest had been issued against the businessman but he reportedly found ways of evading police dragnets that were set to catch him.
Gor is accused of failing to settle a Sh9 million debt owed to Lumumba Mumma & Kaluma Advocates and consequently evading police arrest.
“He was jailed because he colluded with police to evade arrest. After the 30 days end, then Lumumba Mumma & Kaluma Advocates can file a formal complaint in court to coerce the businessman to pay them the Ksh9 million that he owes them,” a local blog quotes a source.
Gor is currently detained at the Industrial Area Remand Prison for the said period, during which time he will earn Sh1,800 daily.
The court awarded the per diem as a ‘subsistence allowance’ since Semelang’o was in detention under a civil case arrangement, and not a criminal offence.
“Whereas the said Evans Gor Semelang’o has neither obeyed the decree nor satisfied the court that he is entitled to be discharged from custody, you are hereby commanded and required to take and receive the said Evans Gor Semelang’o into the civil prison and keep him imprisoned therein for a period not exceeding 30 days, or until the said decree shall be fully satisfied or the said Evans Gor Semelang’o shall be otherwise entitled to be released according to the terms and provisions of section 42 of the Civil Procedure Act 1948.
“The court does hereby fix Ksh1, 800 per diem as the rate of the monthly allowance for the subsistence of the said Evans Gor Semelang’o during his confinement under this warrant of committal,” ordered a magistrate according to K24 TV.
At the end of the jail period, Gor will reportedly pocket Ksh54,000.