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September 21, 2017

Sonko bodyguards allegedly shoot two in Embakasi

A view of the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Komarock. /FILE
A view of the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Komarock. /FILE

Two people are admitted to Mama Lucy hospital after they were allegedly shot by men believed to be Senator Mike Sonko’s bodyguards.

The two suffered bullet injuries in the thigh and arm following a scuffle at Vumilia village in Nairobi’s Outering Road on Sunday.

Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende said police are investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the two were among hundreds of youth who had attended Sonko's political event.

Reports indicate that there was a scuffle as youths pushed and shoved while seeking to receive handouts from the Nairobi governor aspirant.

Buru Buru DCI chief Jeremiah Ikiao on Monday led a team of investigators to the scene as police swung into action.

Nairobi deputy governor candidate Polycarp Igathe dismissed the claims.

He said: "Those are detractors. Let them leave us to do our work."

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