, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – Ndia MP Stephen Ngare says he was shaken by an incident in his constituency on Monday which saw him escape death by a whisker.
Ngare says preliminary investigations indicate that the assailant has been under medication for a mental illness.
“I will continue with my duties as a Member of Parliament. I cannot says whether this matter has a political motive but I can say that the assailant had ill-motives and that he knew what he wanted to do,” said the first time MP who has accompanied by his wife during the news conference held at Parliament Building.
Ngare also said he could not link the attack to his efforts to eliminate the sale of illicit brews in the constituency despite reports indicating that the man might have been among the traders who were affected by raids organised by the MP.
He said they were all caught by surprise because the man looked smart, composed and could not be suspected of planning a heinous act.
Ngare says his bodyguard shot in the air to try and stop the assailant and he was forced to shoot him dead after he charged at him.
“He cut head teacher Samuel Mwangi in the head. The man then continued coming for me, it is at this point that my bodyguard tried to block the attack but the panga-wielding man pushed him to the ground and attempted to cut him but he shot him three times.”
“Then he stood up and came and told me that we must leave the area because the situation is dangerous. We drove to Sagana Police Station where he left me and then he went to hospital.”
According to the MP, the head teacher’s condition had improved and was transferred to Nyeri where he is expected to undergo further treatment.
“We are planning to move him to Nyeri where he can get a head scan because I have gotten a message this morning that he is talking but not coherently,” he said.