Retired president Uhuru Kenyatta’s eldest son Jomo has found temporary reprieve after the High Court suspended the move by the Firearm Licensing Board to revoke his gun license.
Justice Jarius Ngaah said in the ruling that this is pending the hearing and determination of a petition challenging the move.
The judge directed that the petition be served upon the Chief Licencing Officer, the Firearm Licensing Board and the Attorney General.
Jomo had challenged the decision by the Chief licensing officer to cancel his firearm certificate following an unprecedented police raid at his Karen home.
He also sued the Firearm Licensing Board for taking a unilateral decision to have his firearm certificate revoked, saying he had followed required procedure to acquire it.
The petitioner through his lawyer, Fred Ngatia stated that there was no explanation given to him as to why the decision was taken.
He says the firearm in question has not been used for illegal activities for the revocation to ensue, contrary to malicious accusations from a section of security players.
He wants the court to overturn the decision and have Jomo Kenyatta’s firearm license returned.
Last week Friday, police descended at the residence of Kenyatta and directed him to return the firearm and certificates for review.
This happened amid Azimio-staged public demonstrations against the government over increased cost of living.
The matter is now set to be heard on September 27, 2023.