Police in Buruburu are investigating an incident where an officer attached to Embakasi West Member of Parliament Mark Mwenje allegedly shot and injured three people during a scuffle at a swimming pool adjacent to Umoja One Primary School.
A Wednesday afternoon visit to the facility funded by the NG-CDF at Umoja One Primary School by MP Mwenje turned ugly after a group of rowdy youth allegedly attacked his entourage.
It is reported that while repulsing the charged crowd, the bodyguard allegedly discharged five rounds of ammunition hitting three people.
At the Kenyatta University Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital, 23-year-old Erick Anyanwa is admitted nursing gunshot wounds.
He is among the three who were shot during the commotion at the facility that was to host a bursary cheques issuance event.
The victim’s mother, Millicent Odhiambo, said: “Mwenje’s guys were trying to destroy a stall at Umoja One swimming pool so the boys went there to go and save the lady who was crying by the time they were passing there…that is why the boys went there to assist the mother but unfortunately the bodyguard to Mwenje shot my boy.”
Festus Odhiambo, a relative, stated: “He had three gunshot wounds, one on the neck and two on the stomach from the report we got from Mama Lucy Hospital…it was close range. What are the circumstances that make one shoot someone if it is a crowd and things are not in good condition as a police officer or a guard? How do you go about it?”
Embakasi West MP Mark Mwenje who was at the centre of the commotion now says his life is in danger.
“Mimi karibu niuwawe na kwa sasa ile kitu nataka kusema maisha yangu yako hatarini kwa sababu hii ni mara ya pili jambo kama hili kujaribu kufanyika…mtu anakutumia watu wako na bunduki, kisu na rungu,” he said.
The MP, who has recorded a statement with police, has urged Inspector General Japhet Koome and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula to intervene to ensure his safety.
Meanwhile, Mwenje’s bodyguard who was disarmed and arrested after reporting the incident at Buruburu Police Station, was earlier Thursday arraigned at Makadara Law Courts.
The officer was not charged as the prosecution requested for 14 days to detain him to conclude investigations.
He was however released on a cash bail of Ksh.100,000.
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