NAIROBI Kenya, May 28 – Police are now looking for Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh and their bodyguards to record statements following an altercation at a city pub on Saturday night.
Police waited for the leaders to show up on Monday at the Kilimani Police station all day on Monday, and ended up telling journalists they would ‘look for them on Tuesday.’
Kilimani Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer George Ojuka said they will now have no option but to look for them saying, “They should start from here. We are the investigators. You have seen I was here all day long,” he said as he was leaving the office sometime after 7pm.
Journalist also camped at the police station patiently hoping that they two leaders would come and shed light on the matter.
“Hamna shida (there is no problem) we shall find them tomorrow…we requested them, with respect, to come and explain to us what happened,” he said in conversation with reporters.
“The business owner is even complaining that the people left without paying the bills…you can imagine that is a high end area so its not small amounts.”
It all started when Sonko and Shebesh who were at the centre of a scuffle saw bodyguard’s fire shots in the air on Saturday night, causing panic among revelers. It is understood that bodyguards of the two leaders were forced to shoot in the air when a confrontation over unknown issues almost turned violent.
“There was a commotion that was followed by gun fire into the air, scaring patrons,” a police officer said, quoting witnesses at the popular club in Kilimani.
Although no casualty was reported during the incident, police said they had opened an investigation to question the two leaders and their security personnel over the matter.
Police said they had learnt from a witness that the confrontation started when Shebesh asked Sonko why he had been following her “wherever she goes”.
“These are the issues we are investigating to know what exactly happened, if anyone is found culpable of an offence, action will be taken,” Ojuka said.
Before the incident, Sonko had posted the following message on Facebook: Watu wangu (my people) my life is in danger. I’m just from a funeral of my late family’s driver who’s been laid to rest at his family home a few hours ago. After delivering my speech I told the people who escorted me to the funeral to meet me at my usual joint for thanksgiving dinner but I’m shocked to find a politician well known to me with his/her 30 people who keep on shouting and threatening me but all the same I am playing it cool.
It is believed this is the post that infuriated Shebesh’s supporters.