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Drama as auctioneers raid Kalembe Ndile’s home in Syokimau

Former Kibwezi MP Mr Kalembe Ndile was on Wednesday involved in dramatic altercations with people who raided his home in Syokimau claiming to be auctioneers .

The group had arrived in a convoy of three cars and sought to attach Mr Ndile’s property due to an alleged employment dispute.

Mr Ndile quickly called police who arrested the six people and locked them up at Mlolongo Police Station.

The former MP later told journalists that the intruders got into his home at 6am and proceeded to harass his staff and demanded for money.

“They came in three saloon cars, caused commotion in my house claiming that they had come to execute court orders and were demanding money from my employees,” said a shaken Mr Ndile.


“I did not come out of the house since I did not know who these people were. That is when I called police came to my rescue. One of the vehicles escaped along the way.”

Two cars used by the suspects are impounded at the police station.

Mr Ndile claims the raid was political and alleged that Mavoko MP, Mr Patrick Makau, was behind his troubles.

“This is the work of my political opponents,” says Mr Ndile who is vying for the Mavoko Parliamentary seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

“They (suspects) must explain to police who it is that sent them.”

Mr Ndile, who claimed that his life is in danger told of a case, two weeks ago, where his vehicle was trailed along Mombasa Road as he was coming from Machakos at 10 pm.

“I managed to shake them off; these are the same people,” he said.

However, Mr Alfred Nyabena, a lawyer, claimed the arrested persons were auctioneers.


“I represent two women who are former employees of Mr Ndile. The Labour Relations Court determined in our favour and authorised auctioneers to recover monies owed to the two women,” said the lawyer who came to the police station seeking the release of the arrested persons.

“I was called by the auctioneers who told me that they had been arrested in the course of discharging their duty,” added Mr Nyabena.

A man who claimed to be from Icon Auctioneers, but who refused to give his name, showed journalists court documents “authorising them to attach property from Karesh Hardware in order to recover Sh352,633 owed to Edith Mutuku and Mary wavinya.”

The warrant of attachment of movable property is dated December 15, 2016 and has been extended three times, the last one being March 28.