President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son Jomo Kenyatta with his wife Fiona Achola. Image: FILE
The firearms licensing board has defended itself saying it did not cancel President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son’s firearm license.
In opposition to the case filed by Jomo Kenyatta, the board says the case is based on speculations as it did not impound his license.
“The application is premature and it should be struck out,” says the board.
The Attorney General has also sought to be removed from the proceedings as there are no orders sought against it.
The case was listed for hearing on Wednesday but it failed to kick off.
Some of the parties indicated that they are yet to file their documents for the purpose of having the matter determined.
Justice Jairus Ngaah gave the parties ten days to do so.
He extended orders stopping the state from revoking Jomo’s license ahead of the mentioned date slated for October 11.
Jomo in his case file din July this year pleaded with the court to intervene and stop the state from revoking his firearms license ‘without following the due process set out in the Firearms Act’.
Jomo said when officers came demanding he surrender his firearms on July 21, no reason was given.
“On inquiry as to the reasons, if any, that had caused an abrupt demand for my firearms, the offices feigned ignorance,” Jomo said.
He said he is apprehensive about strong-arm tactics that may be deployed, which is why he is pleading with the court to intervene
“The grounds upon which a firearm license can be revoked are provided in section 5(7) of the Firearms Act, which when read with section 7 (2) (a) (v) of the Fair Administrative Action Act, cannot be invoked without being afforded an opportunity to be heard,” Jomo said.
According to the court documents, Jomo’s license is valid until April 27, 2024.
The case came following an announcement by Interior CS Kithure Kindiki on July 25 who said 23 firearms were recovered from three homes in Karen, Nairobi.
The findings, the CS said, followed an operation launched after establishing that weapons used during demos were supplied by civilian gun holders.