Philip Moi. FILE | AFRICA REVIEW | By PAUL JUMA in Nairobi Posted Friday, April 02 2012 at 16:59 The son of Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi, Philip, has obtained a temporary reprieve after a court suspended the warrant of arrest against him Friday. Justice Nicholas Ombija suspended the warrant temporarily pending the hearing and determination of an application filed by Philip's lawyer. Last month, a judge ordered police to arrest Philip and jail him at the Industrial Area Prison for 30 days unless he paid all the maintenance due from him to his wife Rossana Pluda, who is seeking divorce. Philip, whose lawyers have been trying to have the warrant quashed through various applications before at the High Court and the Court of Appeal, had not been arrested. His relief now comes from a new application that his lawyers made to court, arguing that he had already paid $6.5 million (Sh540 million) to Ms Pluda. Lawyer Alloys Okwengu told Mr Justice Ombija that the arrest warrant was no longer necessary as Philip had paid to Ms Pluda the amount that she had demanded. The judge issued the suspension pending full hearing and determination of the application. Previously, Philip offered to give his estranged wife "a decent home" along Ngong Road, in South C, Kileleshwa or Runda, in Nairobi. He made the offer to settle the demands that Ms Pluda had made, but the latter said that she would accept a home and Sh100 million to start a business.