Mike Sonko bodyguards run amok, shoot two

They shot randomly after distribution of goodies turned chaotic.

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A file photo of Mike Sonko's bodyguards. /THE STAR

Police are probing a weekend incident where bodyguards attached to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko reportedly shot and injured two people in Pipeline area, Nairobi.

Police also suspect that bodyguards attached to Embakasi East Jubilee MP candidate Francis Mureithi who was also attended the Sunday, evening meeting, may have also been involved in the shooting.

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Deputy President William Ruto and Senator Mike Sonko during a tour of Eastleigh on May 17, 2017. /DPPS

Gunshots rent the air following a melee during distribution of goodies by Sonko who is vying for City’s governorship and Mureithi at Vumilia village off Outer Ring Road.

According to a report by The Standard, the victims are admitted at Mama Lucy Hospital with bullets lodged in their bodies.

The victims accuse the two politicians’ bodyguards of being behind the incident even as police say they have launched investigations into the matter promising to take action.

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“We have sent a team to the ground to talk to witnesses. It does not matter who was involved and we are determined to ensure justice,” Nairobi head of DCI Nicholas Kamwende said as quoted by the paper.

The two politicians were popularising their bids in the area and had made a stop at the said settlement to distribute goodies when fracas broke out yesterday.

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Sonko is pitted against Incumbent Governor Evans Kidero among others while aspirant Mureithi’s biggest competitor is former UoN student leader Babu Owino.