Joho celebrates as court kicks out arrest warrant
15 March 2016, 20:12
Nairobi - The High Court has kicked out the order by the government to take Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho's guns as well as revoked the arrest warrant because of the same.
Justice George Odunga made the ruling Tuesday evening.
He stated that Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has no authority to arrest Joho while he accused the chief of the licensing Samwel Kimaru of misusing his office's power, stating that he has no power to outlaw the use of firearms by the Governor on the grounds he used.
" Only the firearm licensing board has powers to revoke a firearm certificate on lawful grounds. Kimaru acted ultravires," Odunga said.
He further accused Nkaissery of malice.
" The interior CS has demonstrated malice and acted arbitrarily contrary to his powers under the law," he added.
Joho will now await the ruling on a case to determine the move by the government to revoke his license.
More to come....
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