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Governor Evans Kidero slaps Rachel Shebesh, then quickly forgets

Updated Saturday, September 7th 2013 at 00:00 GMT +3

Shebesh reportedly recorded a statement minutes after the incident at a police station inside KICC, some 300 metres across the road from City Hall.

Moments later, Kidero also recorded his statement at the Central Police Station. It was not immediately possible to confirm what either leader said in their respective statements. The matter is, however, expected to drag to court in the coming week.

The confrontation stole the limelight from another altercation between Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko and a radio presenter that happened the day before, in a morning show.

But the fracas between the two elected Nairobi county leaders is not nearly the only high-profile case witnessed in recent times. Ms Nancy Baraza was forced to resign as Deputy Chief Justice after a confrontation with a female guard at a high-end shopping mall in Nairobi on New Year’s Eve of 2012.

Baraza, now a law lecturer at the University of Nairobi, was accused of pinching the nose of Rebecca Kerubo after a brief confrontation that earned the then deputy CJ the title of the ‘nose-pincher’.

Last month, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was involved in a confrontation with a female police officer. He is accused of assaulting the female officer when she sought to inspect the vehicle he was travelling in, in Nakuru. The matter is before court.

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