In Summary
  • A total of 141 Nasa MPs sued the government for revoking their firearm licenses and withdrawing their security personnel.

The withdrawal of security officers attached to Nasa MPs was a subject of heated debate in the National Assembly Tuesday as the affected members claimed that they are being unfairly targeted by the Jubilee administration.

A total of 141 Nasa MPs last week sued the government for revoking their firearm licenses and withdrawing their security personnel.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Justin Muturi promised to have the matter addressed after Suna East MP Junet Mohamed officially alerted him claiming that MPs from the Jubilee side are getting preferential treatment.

'NO GUNS'

“The matter is being addressed and an appropriate communication will be issued,” Mr Muturi, the chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), which accords MPs privileges, told the House.

The withdrawal of Nasa MPs’ bodyguards and vehicles of their House leadership came after the January 30 ‘swearing-in’ of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’.

Some Nasa MPs including Simba Arati had his licenses to own a firearm revoked.

Mr Junet accused the executive of undermining the independence of the Parliament by using security forces to harass the opposition noting that all MPs are equal and must therefore be treated equally.

Page 1 of 2