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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Nakuru MP faces criminal charges


Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria may face criminal charges over the skirmishes that saw several askaris in the county hurt recently.
A file on the matter where the MP and irate hawkers allegedly attacked the enforcement officers who had reportedly attempted to demolish new structures they had put up has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerioko Tobiko
The DPP is expected to advise on whether the lawmaker should be charged or not.
Speaking recently to journalists at Nakuru town, area police boss Benard Kioko said that statements had been recorded by county askaris, the legislator and hawkers as well as Administration Police officers who were on duty on the material day.
By the time of going to press, doctors at the Nakuru’s Valley Hospital where four county askaris were recuperating last week were yet to compile a report on their state of health and the extent of injuries sustained during the mayhem.
The police officer said that as a state officer, Gikaria’s arrest must follow the laid down procedures and that is why advice was being sought from the DPP before any action could be taken against him on the allegations of assault and malicious damage to Nakuru county government property.
Nakuru governor Kinuthia Mbugua and his county administration have accused Gikaria of damaging the county vehicle’s windscreen and injuring the enforcement officers, an allegation the legislator has since denied.