BY NT CRIME REPORTER.
A lawyer says his life is in danger after he testified in an election petition challenging Governor Alfred Mutua’s win.
Lawyer Ham Kiplimo Langat told the court that after he gave the testimony at Machakos Law Courts at around 1900 hours Jonah Kirui alias Persius Hunter together with flying squad members from Chumvi police station stormed into his residence dangerously armed and harassed him.
He has filed an application seeking orders restraining the police from harassing him.
Through lawyer Obat Wasonga, Langat said that while armed with sophisticated guns, the police blocked his wife, stormed to his bed room, and took pictures of premises and kids and warned the family that he will face dire consequences for testifying in court.
Langat claims that since yesterday together with his family they have suffered a lot of psychological torture as a result of the police illegal actions which remains a source of mental anguish and psychological trauma.
“Since then my client has not been able to attend to his client’s court cases and the acts of the police officers are unconstitutional,” said Wasonga.
Langat says that unless the court intervenes there is great danger.
“Article 28 of the constitution provides for the human dignity and states that every person has inherent dignity respected and protected,” said Langat.
The application comes months after lawyer Willy Kimani, his client and a taxi driver were allegedly killed by police officers.
The case is still pending conclusion.
On September 5, 2017 Langat testified in the case challenging the win of Mutua after he was commissioned on oath the supporting affidavits and witness affidavits of Wavinya Ndeti who is the petitioner.
Inspector General of Police, Jonah Kirui and IPOA are the key respondents in the petition filed at Milimani law courts.
He wants the police to be restrained from intimidating and harassing him pending the hearing and determination of the application.