Justice James Makau orders the IG Mutyambai to restore MP Alice Wahome's security detail instantly
Kandara MP Alice Wahome photos
Kandara MP Alice Wahome. FILE


High court judge Justice James Makau orders the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to restore Kandara MP Alice Wahome's security detail immediately and without fail.


Justice James Makau on Thursday said the action of the IG to withdraw Wahome's security was illegal.


"Wahome being an MP since 2013 has a legitimate expectation to be given armed police officers as her security and not to be withdrawn without justification," said the judge.

The Judge mentioned that the security attached to Wahome was not done under the law.


Wahome filed the case in February this year alleging that the withdrawal of her security detail was part of a scheme by the state to eliminate her.


Through her Lawyer Stephen Gitonga, the MP said she is unable to discharge her constituency duties effectively after her security detail was withdrawn.


“The withdrawal of my security leaves me with one conclusion that my life is in danger and the state is organising to hurt, injure or eliminate me through security agencies or goons," the MP said.


The Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had on January 20 designated that VIPs connected to or suspected to be involved in any form of crime will not be provided with security until they are cleared by the courts.



The statement was made through the director of corporate communications for the National Police Service.


Afterwards, Wahome's police bodyguards were recalled.


“In arriving at the decision, the IG totally disregarded the Constitution and laws in Kenya regarding the protection and security of members of Parliament. The decision was made without any force of law, was unreasonable, whimsical and ought to be quashed,” said the legislator.

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