By Machuki Dennson
The national police service has said it will withdraw all security detail provided to the Very important Persons VIP suspected to have been involved in any crime.
In a statement on Monday from the national police spokesperson Charles Owino, all VIPs who have cases in court will now lose their security detail until they are cleared by the courts. Also those VIPs who are civilian firearm holders shall have their certificates canceled and weapons withdrawn.
The statement from the police said that the service accords the VIPs the privilege of close security and it therefore expects the VIPs to reciprocate by being law abiding at all times.
This came as the Embakasai East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alais B abu Owino was arraigned in court for shooting a deejay at a club.
Owino’s firearm was confiscated by the directorate of criminal investigation after the MP was allegedly misused the weapon. Owino who has been denied bail until after seven days was arrested on Friday after he allegedly shot Dj Evolve at B club located along Galana road within Kilimani.
The detectives recovered from him a firearm that is suspected to have been used in the shooting incident with nine rounds of ammunition and a spent cartridge.
The MP was arraigned on Monday at Milimani law courts where he was charged with attempted murder and behaving in a disorderly manner while carrying a firearm.
Owino pleaded not guilty to the two counts.
On the same day rumours were so much rife in social media that the Gatundu MP Moses Kuria had lost nearly his entire security details.
Kuria’s security is said to have been withdrawn on Saturday a short moment since he posted on his Facebok page that he would on Monday at 3pm make clear on what he knows about the death of the former Independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC. It is not clear whether it is true and the MP was not immediately available for a comment on the same.