High Court Judge Hillary Chemitei has ordered the government to reinstate West Pokot Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo’s security detail.
“..an order is hereby issued compelling the respondents to reinstate police officers seconded to guard the residence and the person of the petitioner herein,”read part of the court order.
This comes after the Governor filed a case at the Kitale High court seeking to have his security reinstated and to bar police from arresting him following a roadblock scuffle.
Governor Lonyangapuo obtained temporary orders restraining police from arresting him.
“..a temporary injunction is issued restraining the Respondents or persons acting under their authority from arresting, detaining or charging in court the Petitioner,”said Justice Chemitei.
The order was granted by Justice Chemitei after the Governor moved to court fearing for his arrest.
Inspector General of Police, Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government and Director of Public Prosecution have been named as respondents in the case.
An inter partes hearing has been set for 13th December of this year.