The Institution of Engineers Kenya (IEK) has called for the revocation of the firearm ownership license by Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai following the viral video that captured the MP assaulting a Kenya Power engineer.
In a press statement released on Tuesday evening, the association through its President Eng. Erick Ohaga highly condemned the act, saying that Nimrod should face the law for his unlawful conduct towards the Engineer.
“The unwarranted intimidation, harassment, and vicious assault towards the engineer in the course of his duty is an unacceptable affront to the whole engineering fraternity and in particular to the esteemed members of the Institution of Engineers. We take great exception to the language, style, and dangerous approach used by the MP to express his grievance, especially in modern-day–Kenya”, read part of the statement.
The institution added that illegal power supply has caused the destruction of property and loss of lives, defending the engineer for carrying out his duties as per the mandate of KPLC and for public safety.
Ohaga claimed that the MP’s act poses a threat to the public hence calling for the prohibition of the MP from carrying and possessing a firearm.
“We also demand that the relevant authority in charge of licensing of firearms by civilians to move in swiftly and dispose the assailant of his license to carry arms and permanently bar him from being a licensed arm holder”, IEK stated.
Mbai was captured in a viral video insulting Kenya Power officials and violently slapping one of the engineers who had been sent by the power supply company to disconnect an illegal electricity connection from his residence at Kitengela on Monday evening. After slapping him, he then attempted to pull out what looks a like a pistol from his waist but he did not.