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Embakassi West lawmaker Mark Mwenje claims his life is in danger after shooting incident

Embakasi West Member of Parliament Mark Mwenje now says his life is in danger.

The lawmaker has now asked the Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula to intervene and ensure he is safe.

The claim comes days after the lawmaker’s bodyguard identified as Mr Eric Ojwang allegedly shot and injured two people at the Embakasi West Constituency Development Funds (CDF) offices.

The shooting incident came amid reports of a fallout between Mr Mwenje and his predecessor George Theuri.

“All I would like to say for now is that my life is in danger and this is the second time such a thing is taking place here. Someone is sending armed youth to my functions,” Mr Mwenje said.

Already, the MP has recorded a statement at Buruburu Police Station where he raised concerns saying that he needed more security as well.

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, the bodyguard was arraigned in a Madaraka Law court but police officers were allowed to continue holding him for 14 more days.

The court released him on a Sh100,000 cash bail.

In a police report filed at Buruburu Police Station, Kamkunji Sub-County former Embakasi West MP George Theuri reported a commotion at the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) offices in Umoja one.

“He reported that there was a commotion at the CDF offices in Umoja One area which is located two kilometers of the station involving two groups. The current MP Mr Mwenje was there and in the melee his body guard identified as Mr Eric Ojwang shot the two,” the report read in part.

From there, police officers rushed to the scene, and the officer was disarmed of a Jericho Pistol which had 10 rounds of ammunition. The firearm has been kept as an exhibit.

Nairobi News established that the officers arrived in time and saved the youth from an angry mob baying for his blood.

Also, five cartridges were recovered from the scene, have been kept as exhibits, and will be produced in court once the investigations are over.

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