Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi wants the National Police Service (NPS) compelled to reinstate his security detail.
Appearing before Nakuru Senior Resident Magistrate K. I. Orege, Sudi through his lawyer, Kipkoech Ng’etich sought orders to have his security restored on grounds that his life is in danger.
Mr Ng’etich said that his client’s security was recalled on September 14 without warning either from the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai or the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
“The withdrawal of my client’s security detail, without notice or a hearing, was in violation of the right to fair administrative action. Considering his regular interaction with members of the public and his oversight role as a Member of Parliament, the action is likely to put his life in danger,” Ng’etich told the court.
The defense lawyer urged the court to order for the immediate reinstatement of his client’s security or for Mutyambai to to explain why he withdrew the officers.
But state counsel Daniel Karuri sought to have the application dismissed as it was unrelated to the matter before court.
The lawmaker was in September charged with two counts of hate speech and one of offensive conduct.
He was released on Sh1 million bond or Sh500,000 cash bail but was barred from addressing public gatherings.
The court will deliver a ruling on his application on Wednesday (October 7).