Residents of Maragua are calling on the police to carry out a speedy and proper probe after a popular politician was brutally attacked and left for dead.
Sam Wairimu, an independent candidate for the Maragua parliamentary seat, was reportedly confronted by unknown assailants on Friday, July 15, who beat him up with crude weapons leaving him with seriously injured.
The aspiring politician was rushed to hospital by good samaritans and is currently recuperating at a local hospital from the head and back injuries he sustained.
The attack is said to have happened around 5am on the said day and one of the assailants was reportedly arrested by police and is being held at Kabati Police Station.
According to police, the suspect will be interrogated to find out the motive of the attack.
The incident was reported by citizens via social media:
“Unknown assailants have attacked Sam Wairimu Ndungu (Maragua MP aspirant) and injured him severely. He has been rushed to hospital. One attacker has been arrested and is been detained at Kabati Police station,” A Facebook user by the username Ba Mkubwa said.
Another one named Peter Njagi wrote: “This morning I have learnt of the inhumane attack of Sam Wairimu, a fellow Maragua constituent member, that happened today 5:30am. Now the police should speed up investigations and bring those perpetrators to justice.
As you are healing Sam, may you feel warmth and compassion from all who care about you. Best wishes that you will soon be back to doing all the things you love.”
Kenyans will go to the polls 23 days from today.