Havi’s bodyguard assaulted by rowdy youths on the campaign trail
Lawyer Nelson Havi is accusing a political rival for the assault of his bodyguard while on the campaign trail.
The Westlands parliamentary candidate made the claims in a series of tweets and video clips which were take when he toured Mountain View Ward.
According to Havi, the said bodyguard sustained serious injuries on the right neck and eyes during the incident.
“The political rival’s goons zero on me but my bodyguard on the right sustains the cover. It is after this point that they (goons) targeted him (bodyguard) with blows and kicks on the shoulder and the neck… there is video evidence of the perpetrators,” Havi tweeted.
The videos he shared show him and his bodyguard being mobbed by a crowd that is chanting slogans against him.
Unfazed, Havi continues walking, with occasional stops to dish out his campaign cards to traders and members of the public along the way.
He also shared pictures of the said bodyguard at MP Shah Hospital where he was reportedly taken for treatment.
Mr Havi also enlisted some of the issues that he noted during his tour of the constituency that he says need to be addressed, including infrastructural development and youth unemployment.
“Yesterday, we listened to and spoke with residents of Mountain View Ward, Westlands Constituency. The recurring concerns remain the same: poverty, hunger, lack of access to education and professional training and unemployment,” he said.
The former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president, who is running on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA), ticket is expected to face stiff competition from the incumbent Tim Wanyonyi of ODM.