Joho petitions Boinnet over firearms, says decision political

March 14, 2016 4:08 pm
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"Kimaru was influenced in making his decision by the by-election result of Malindi which was won by Cord and which our client played a prominent role," the letter says/FILE
“Kimaru was influenced in making his decision by the by-election result of Malindi which was won by Cord and which our client played a prominent role,” the letter says/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 – Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has written to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet seeking a review of the decision to cancel his firearms license.

In the letter to Boinnet, Joho’s lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi argues that the move by Samwel Kimaru (Chief Firearms Licensing Officer) to cancel the license was political.

“Kimaru was influenced in making his decision by the by-election result of Malindi which was won by Cord and which our client played a prominent role,” the letter says.

He also contends that Kimaru did not give him a fair hearing pursuant to Article 47 of the Constitution which provides that “every person has the right to administrative action that is expeditious, efficient, lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair.”

It all started last Wednesday when Joho received a letter from Kimaru ordering him to surrender his rifle and two pistols.

The National Police Service on Saturday said he had surrendered one of the firearms and that he was expected to surrender the remaining ones by Sunday.

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