Full police investigations now reveal that Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Womenâ€™s Representative Rachael Shebesh fought during the September 6 incident at the governorâ€™s office, and should be charged by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Nairobi CIO Nicholas Kamwande said the police have satisfactorily concluded that a brawl took place after Shebesh led a group of protesters to storm the governorâ€™s office. Unknown to many, the governor had invited Shebesh to enter the office alone just before the scuffle but she refused, insisting the whole group to get in.
The police also say Gov Kidero was pulled from the groin by Shebesh, and also received a hard beating at the same quarter from an unidentified goon who accompanied Shebesh.
Police also established that the governor did slap the women representative in the melee which ensued. However, media reports at that time only captured this part of the physical confrontation between the two, leaving Kidero at the court of gender advocates and mob justice.
â€œIt is recommended that Mr Kidero and Ms Shebesh be charged,â€ said Mr Kamwende. The police further urged the DPP to charge Shebesh and the group for creating public disturbance.
â€œThere are witnesses who say they saw both complainants attacking the other,â€ Mr Kamwende said.
The police report details how Ms Shebesh and a mob arrived at the office at 3.30pm and the governor asked Ms Shebesh to enter the office alone but she insisted on going in with two workersâ€™ representatives.
The governor opened the door to his office and Ms Shebesh and her group tried to force their way in.
Skirmishes occurred, said Kamwende, and it was then that Ms Shebesh started shouting that she had been slapped by the governor.
â€œThe governor also claimed to have been injured on the groin by Ms Shebesh who pulled his private parts and an unknown person gave him a blow in the same area,â€ Mr Kamwende said.
Mr Kidero and Ms Shebesh went to different hospitals and doctors certified their injuries as â€œharmâ€. Mr Kidero then reported to Central Police Station while Ms Shebesh reported to Parliament Police Station.