Uriri MP Mark Nyamita has obtained temporary order for the State to reinstate withdrawn security details for NASA leader Raila Odinga.
The orders also places an injunction restraining the State against recalling or withdrawing security assigned to Odinga after the legislators filed a petition under certificate of urgency before Justice John Mutivo of Milimani Law Courts.
The orders stay awaiting the hearing set for today and determination of the case later.
Nyamita sued Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Attorney General Githu Muigai as first, second and third respondents respectively.
Nyamita’s lawyer Esther Ang’awa, filed the petition under a certificate of urgency.
According to the petitioner, On the evening of 25th September 2017 “without notice and any lawful justification” the police guards assigned to Raila and his homes in Karen, Nairobi and Bondo in Siaya county were withdrawn.
Nyamita said they “were recalled to the General Service Unit (GSU) Headquarters for redeployment.”
In the same evening, according to the petition, former Vice President and Odinga’s deputy Kalonzo Musyoka were scaled down without notice and any lawful justification.
Nyamita argues the move was politically instigated after the two announced plans for demonstrations against IEBC on September 26 as a mean on intimidating opposition leaders.
The move, according to the legislator is a breach of the Constitution of Kenya by infringing the rights of Raila and Kalonzo to freedom from descrimination and right to inherent dignity, security, assembly, political rights, fair administrative action and abuse of public trust on the part of respondents.