, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – National Super Alliance (NASA) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya has filed a petition at the High Court seeking orders to bar the police from arresting him.
Magaya who is facing a probe over his role in organising Opposition demonstrations which led to destruction of property in parts of Nairobi and Kisumu wants conservatory orders protecting him from arrest pending the hearing of his application.
“The petitioner has been subjected to untold mental and psychological anguish and torture hounded by threats issued through the media to the general public,” say his lawyers in court papers.
While announcing plans to institute legal proceeding against Magaya, Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi last week urged those who lost their property to file formal complaints with the Officer Commanding the Central Police Station in order to facilitate consolidation of evidence against the NASA Executive.
In a quick rejoinder however, NASA co-leader and Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula criticized Matiangi’s move accusing him of criminalizing legal political activity.