Dagoretti MP Simba Arati Contests Firearms Withdrawal By Firearms Board

by Mahakamani News
Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati

Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati has moved to courts seeking to quash decision by  Firearms Licensing Board that revoked the MP’s firearm.

He claims that the decision of the Firearms Licensing Board constitute a threat to his rights and freedoms and those of his constituents whom he serves.

He claims that his freedom of security and movement has been greatly prejudiced and as a result of the revocation of his firearm certificate adding that he cannot move freely or interact with his constituents as his mandate as an elected leader.

According to the letter seen by Mahakamani News, it informs the Member of Parliament of his firearms revocation of firearms.

“I wish to notify you in accordance with the provisions  of the firearms Act Cap, 114 laws of Kenya that your Firearms Certificate No 10242 issued to you  on 12 November , 2015 is with effect from date of this notice, revoked as the Firearms Licensing Board is satisfied that the revocation is warranted under section 3(7) of the above mentioned Act for reasons that  you’re unfit to be entrusted with a firearms anymore” State the letter.

Secretary Firearms Licensing Board Samwel Kimaru informed Mr Arati that he is required to surrender the firearm immediately.

The letter further reminded the MP he is now illegally in possession of the two firearms.

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