In Summary
  • The judge also certified the case as urgent and directed that parties appear before him next Friday for further directions.
  • Mr Arati argued that the impending arrest is unlawful since he has not been questioned or any investigations done.
  • He said that he was even rushed to Nairobi Hospital on October 26 when his condition deteriorated.

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has obtained reprieve after the High Court ordered that he should not be arrested over the state of unrest, destruction of property as well as breach of peace in Kawangware.

Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita issued the directive after lawyer James Orengo appeared before him seeking to stop imminent arrest and prosecution of Mr Arati.

The judge also certified the case as urgent and directed that parties appear before him next Friday for further directions.

Mr Arati has sued the inspector-general of police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

KAWANGWARE CHAOS

The MP claims that there have been threats and an intention to arrest him over the violence witnessed in Kawangware following the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the repeat presidential election.

Through Mr Orengo, Mr Arati claimed that he has been hospitalised but the police have been visiting the hospital, his residence and social places which he frequently visits.

He argued that the impending arrest is unlawful since he has not been questioned or any investigations done regarding the said allegations.

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