Kandara MP Alice Wahome has sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i over the withdrawal of her bodyguards.
In documents filed in a Nairobi court on Thursday, MP Wahome says police officers assigned to protect her were recalled and no communication was made to her regarding the decision. She adds that she was not informed of any active investigations against her on suspicion of having committed any criminal offenses.
Wahome says the withdrawal of her security has made it difficult for her to effectively discharge her duties to her constituents and the country.
“The petitioner believes that the arbitrary action and its timing when the petitioner has recently made remarks directed to the government in respect of impunity and bad governance is meant to harass and intimidate the petitioner from the political stand and position she has taken,” her petition reads in part.
She further told the court that she fears for her life due to the nature of her duties as the MP for Kandara Constituency, adding that she might be attacked or harmed.
Wahome listed CS Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai as respondents in the case.