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Bodaboda operator nursing wounds after MP’s guards attack him

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A middle-aged man at Kaloleni Giza estate in Kivumbini Ward of Nakuru Eastis nursing wounds on his left foot after he was attacked and assaulted by the security personnel guarding the home of Nakuru Town East MP, David Gikaria.

Addressing media on Friday, Sammy Onyango Omollo who is a bodaboda operator says he was approached by a female client who asked him to drop some luggage to the MP’s home at Section 58 on 29th July 2018 around 7 am.

He narrates that on reaching the gate, he knocked but there was no response. When he was about to leave, two security guards came shouting at him: “Mutozoea sana nyinyi.

The father of 4 says he was attacked by the guards and sustained injuries on his left foot, knee and shoulders. The guards stopped beating him after some bodaboda operators responded to his distress call.

One of the workers at the MP’s home whom Omollo identifies as Tonny is said to have called the MP who came and ensured the matter is reported to the Nakuru Central Police station under OB number 12/29/07/2018.

The MP, according to Omollo, is said to have uttered the words: “These soldiers have a habit of beating up people here.”

Omollo was then admitted to Nakuru Level 5 Hospital where he was treated and discharged but was unable to clear the bill until the office of the MP intervened.

He also claims the MP promised to give him KES 500 per day as he nurses his wounds so he can sustain his family in his current condition.

However, the MP does not pick his calls.

He admits that the only amount he received from the MP was KES 3,000 after he was discharged from the hospital and also the crutches to support himself.

Omollo is now a worried man as he was the sole breadwinner for the family and used to take his children to school using the motorbike but now he cannot due to the injuries he sustained.

When media reached out to the MP over the matter, his Personal Assistant said police were on it to ensure those who assaulted and injured Omollo are held responsible.

The MP through the PA added that if there are any expenses incurred, the culprits should pay for it.

However, while condemning the incident, Benson Macharia from Coalition for Human Rights Defenders in Nakuru called on the OCS Nakuru Central to speed up the investigations and ensure that the culprits are arrested and prosecuted.

“We are now issuing 7 days ultimatum to the police to investigate this incident and ensure that the culprits are arrested and prosecuted,” said Macharia.