BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Nairobi lawyer has alleged his life is in danger.
Mr Lagat allegations comes in the wake of his testimony in an election petition in which former gubernatorial aspirant Wavinya Ndeti is challenging the election of governor Alfred Mutua.
Speaking at Milimani Court Ham claims that unknown individuals have been following and issuing him with death threats.
Mr Ham said he is entitled to fair administrative action that is expeditious. He said being tracked his whereabouts and data from his phone obtained without a court order is abuse for his right to privacy.
He was accompanied by lawyers Felix Kiprono, Nelson Havi and Dan Maanzu. Havi said threats against lawyers is threat to justice.
Law society of Kenya chairman aspirant Nelson Havi has warned those politicians intimidating lawyers and urged them to respect the lawyers Profession.
“Those bent to intimidate lawyers should not be allowed to carry out their threat to defeat those pursuing justice.
This after High court issued orders restraining the office of director for Public Prosecution and director of criminal investigation from commencing criminal proceedings against city lawyer.
Justice Roselyne Aburili issued the order prohibiting the DPP from prosecuting lawyer Ham Lagat, who commissioned affidavits in support of election petition against Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua.
The judge said police should desist from carring out any investigation against the lawyer, until the matter before court is heard and determined.
The aggrieved lawyer moved to court seeking protection alleging that police stormed his home at Kileleshwa where they threatened his family following the commissioning of the affidavits and giving evidence before the election petition court sitting in Machakos.
Ham says that he was instructed by Wavinya Ndeti the petitioner to commission the affidavit in support of her peittion.
Further he says that the instructions were given on 5 September 2017, the lawyer acted instructed and same was done in the presence of the deponents.
He says upon commissioning the affidavits, the petitioner instituted suit in Machakos high court against the governor.
The court heard that the petition was later served upon the governor, who later applied to have the petition struck out on grounds that the petitioner did not swore the affidavit however the election court declined Dr Mutua’s application and ordered the proceedings to go on.
The trial judge Justice Aggrey Muchelule ordered the apprentice of Mr Lagat to shed light on the disputed signature on the affidavits, the court was sastified that indeed he was the one who commissioned the said affidavits.
The lawyer further told the court that shortly after he appeared in court on 11 December 2017 the county criminal investigations officer together with gun wielding flying squad officers visited his resident where thet threatened his family to effect that they will face dire consequence.
Justice Aburili directed the matter be mentioned on 24 January 2018 for further directions.