By Special Correspondent
The high court in Nairobi has barred the police from arresting Dagoreti North MP Simba Arati in connection with the chaos that rocked Kawangware after the October 26 2017 repeat presidential polls.
Arati had lodged a plea for anticipatory bail after learning that police threatened to arrest him.
Jubilee politicians have been accusing Arati of being an instigator of the violence which led to destruction of property and death in the volatile slum area.
Arati in court papers contend he was in hospital when he learnt through Social Media of the mayhem in Kawangware when alleged hired goons clashed in Area 56 .
“Owing to my immobility at that time, I used social media to try and reach out to my supporter’s calling for peace and harmony among all my constituents,” the Mp says.
Justice Chacha Mwita upheld the legislator’s application stating that if he is unwell, arresting him would “violate his rights.”
The MP questioned the moral authority behind his impending arrest terming it “malicious and an abuse of police powers and the due process of the law.”
He told the court that he has not been questioned or investigated for the intended arrest on the pretext that the he was behind the violence that rocked Kawagware.
“I am being sought after by police who have tirelessly and continuously been visiting and calling the hospital, my home, constituency office and my favorite social spots,” he stated.Arati however categorical he will cooperate with the police and court on any lawful investigations.
He committed himself to present himself in court or to the police as and when directed by the court.
Arati also wants the court to grant him anticipatory bail pending arrest and charge if any.
He claims that on October 27 2017 at around 5.00 pm while at the hospital bed, he learned of the unrest and turbulence within his constituency and mobilised for peace through Social media.