By David Odongo
An MP from Eastern Kenya allegedly drew a gun and threatened a security guard at Nyayo Estate in Embakasi on July 22.
The legislator, who was drunk, was being driven in a Toyota Prado and wanted to get into Nyayo Estate through Gate D 568 to see a girlfriend.
For security reasons, Gate D is only used by residents and is manned day and night by security guards who only let in vehicles bearing the estates pass.
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Visitors are usually told to use Gate A where their particulars are taken down and then issued with a visitors’ pass.
The first-time MP had demanded to be allowed to use Gate D and when the security guards refused, he started shouting at the guards saying they should know he is a lawmaker.
He then proceeded to his car and returned with a firearm which he pointed at the security guard, ordering him to open the gate or get killed.
“When someone points a gun at you, you see your life flash before your eyes. I am so scared, and I don’t want to comment on this issue further,” Charles Maluk, the security guard, said.
“I have a family to take care of, and I don’t want to engage in fights with wealthy men. This is a fight I can’t win. Please, don’t ever talk to me about the incident again.”
Contacted, Embakasi police chief Victor Nyongesa refused to comment on the matter but when pushed, he flatly denied that such an incident ever took place.
“Nothing like that happened in my area. Let whoever gave you the information give you the full details,” said the OCS.
But an insider at the station said the case was indeed reported but the officers urged the complainant to settle the matter with the MP.
Nairobi PPO Benson Kibue said he is aware of the incident but denied the MP had a gun.
“I will link you up with an officer who was in charge of the whole incident and you can get any clarification from him,” Kibue said.