Two Kenyans have sued the state after the withdrawal of GSU officers drawn from the G-company unit from Deputy President William Ruto’s homes.
The two have protested the move by the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai to remove GSU and send Administration Police officers to guard Ruto’s homes.
In a case filed at the Milimani law courts, Miruru Waweru and Angela Mwikali argue that the change of guard at DP Ruto’s homes is a threat to his security.
“This is an unreasonable and ultra vires express provision of the Constitution, National Police Service Standing Orders and the Fair Administrative Action,” read petition.
They said that the change in DP Ruto’s security did not follow due process and only hinders him from performing his duties to the Kenyan public.
“The Petitioners fault the decision arrived at by the respondent as it was done in an opaque and arbitrary manner and there is no explanation or what criteria guided the process,” read the court document.
Miruru Waweru and Angela Mwikali want an order compelling return of GSU officers to DP Ruto’s home with immediate effect.
They further termed the withdrawal of GSU from Ruto’s homes in Karen, Eldoret, and Sugoi as a political witch hunt aimed at instilling fear to slow his presidential ambitions.
The lawsuit comes amid a parliamentary summon issued to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I.
Matiang’i is scheduled to appear before the National Assembly’s Committee on Administration and National Security on Wednesday, September 1, to answer on the changes in Ruto’s security.
However, the DP himself has discouraged MPs for pursuing Matiang’I over the changes terming it as a waste of time.
“Parliamentary time should not be wasted on non-issues. Parliament should instead focus on deployment to serious security situations in areas where bandits are causing mayhem and destruction,” Ruto said.