Head of Security Deployment Mr Lawrence Kisyungu before justice IsaaC Lenaola after he was summoned to appear in court for failing to reinstate Kitutu Masaba Member of National Assembly Timothy Bosire security on Monday April 20, 2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kitutu Masaba Member of National Assembly Timothy Bosire can today have a peaceful sleep after his security guards were reinstated.
The High Court reinstated his security guards after the Head of Security Deployment Mr Lawrence Kisyungu honored court summons issued against him to appear in court today afternoon, April 20.
Justice Isaac Lenaola who had earlier summoned two officers from the Ministry of Interior to explain the state of the reinstatement directed the government to provide MP Bosire with Security by Friday.
The other officer was said to be out of Nairobi.
“The two should appear before this court at 2.30 PM to explain why they have not complied with the court order to reinstate the security,” said Lenaola.
In the afternoon, Only Mr Kisyungu appeared in court as demanded and said that Mr Bosire’s bodyguard had gone for training at Makueni for a period of one month and therefore would not attend his duty as the MP’s security within that time.
The court summon was issued following protests from MP Bosire’s Lawyer James Orengo who contended that the officer who was said to be in Makueni for training was actually in Nairobi contrary to what the state lawyer was claiming.
Kitutu Masaba MP moved to court claiming that the Government had failed to honor a court order that directed his security guards be reinstated pending the hearing and determination of the suit he filed.
Mr Bosire said he needed the Government to explain why his security guards were withdrawn. “The Inspector General of National Police Service, Interior Cabinet Secretary and the Attorney General have all failed to honor the orders by the High Court that they reinstate my bodyguards,” he said.
The court reinstated the guards pending the hearing and determination of the suit. Samwel Kinyanjui is now his new security escort according to Kisyungu.
The case will be mentioned on Friday to confirm whether the order will have been fully complied with.