MP Simba Arati withdraws case filed against gov’t


MP Simba Arati withdraws case filed against gov't

In Summary

  • The court was told that the lawmaker had renewed his firearm license marking the end of a legal tussle between the two parties.
  • The MP had argued that the withdrawal of his firearms licence was not only arbitrary but was also against the rule of natural justice as no notification was issued, and neither was he afforded relief to be heard.
  • Mr. Arati further said the move by the board was an affront to the principal of the constitution and his right to a fair hearing.

Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati and the government have entered into a consent to withdraw a matter in which the legislator was challenging a decision to revoke his firearms license.

The court was told that the lawmaker had renewed his firearm licence marking the end of a legal tussle between the two parties.

“The notice of Motion dated February 5, 2018 filed herein, is hereby marked as settled,”reads the consent.

Early this year, Arati moved to court after his firearm license was revoked. In his case, he argued that the government, in revoking his licence, acted in blatant disregard of the law and the constitution.

Through his lawyer Arnold Ochieng, the MP said the decision was not only arbitrary but was also against the rule of natural justice as no notification was issued, and neither was he afforded relief to be heard.

Mr. Arati further said the move by the board was an affront to the principal of the constitution and his right to a fair hearing.

Simba Arati had sued the Firearm Licensing Board, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

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