An unlicensed bodyguard of Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh is being sought by Nairobi police after he threatened Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko with a firearm.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh engaged in a public scuffle over a Sh8.5 million Range Rover. Shebeshâ€™s bodyguard shot in the air twice during the commotion to disperse Sonkoâ€™s supporters.
Kilimani head of CID George Ojuka who visited Caribea Club where the drama happened on Saturday night said no injury was reported but many patrons got scared in the melee.
He said they are looking for Shebeshâ€™s bodyguard who is not a police officer and heâ€™s not licensed to carry a gun to disarm him and charge him in court.
â€œHe has gone underground but we are looking for him. He should surrender the weapon before we take further action on him including charging him before a court of law for causing disturbance and misusing the weapon,â€ said Ojuka.
Ojuka said witness accounts show Sonko had arrived at the club at about 7 pm in a group of about 6 people and found Shebesh also there with her boyfriend the nominated Nairobi MCA Mark Ndungu.
After spotting Sonko the two lovers started kissing openly just to make Sonko jealous. After a while Shebesh supporters around 10 men arrived to join her. Each group sat separate places but Shebesh apparently started to taunt Sonkoâ€™s group shouting at him and his friends. Trouble started when Sonko went to the gents to answer a call of nature then two of Shebesh’s goons followed him to the gents.
According to an eye witness the two guys were asking Sonko why he allowed the auctioneers to tow Shebesh’s Range Rover. They also pointed a finger at Sonkos head and told him â€œutaonaâ€.
After the incident, Sonko posted on his Facebook page: Watu wangu my life is in danger. Iâ€™m just from a funeral of my late familyâ€™s driver whoâ€™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 azalea wood avenue for thanks giving dinner but Iâ€™m shocked to find a politician well known to me with his/her 30people who keep on shouting & threatening me but all the same Iâ€™m playing it cool.
An aide to Sonko who declined to be named however blamed Shebesh for the scuffle, claiming she attempted to assault Senator Sonko in her â€˜Kidero styleâ€™.
According to the aide, the scuffle involved a vehicle which apparently was bought by Sonko after he paid a deposit of Kshs 4.5 million when they were alleged to be in love. After Photos of the escapade leaked online, the two separated ways acrimoniously.
She was with her lover boy Mark Ndungâ€™u who was illegally nominated to the Nairobi County Assembly by Shebesh who influenced TNA officials to nominate her clande.
They started shouting at Sonko who was meeting his lawyer over the impending Ruai demolitions. Shebesh sent some goons to confront Sonko and demand an explanation why he impounded a vehicle he had bought for her. The vehicle was impounded after shebesh failed to clear arrears of 4 Million shillings.
According to sources the flamboyant Senator had also bought Shebeshâ€™s sister a Toyota Caldina car at Kshs 1 Million but Shebesh has allegedly taken control of the vehicle.
Meanwhile Shebeshâ€™s lover Mark Ndungu was nominated after the TNA MCA seat for persons with disability was taken away from Mr Muchiri a disabled person after Shebesh bribed Onyango oloo TNA SG with Kshs 1.2 million to consent orders in favor of his lover mark Ndungu.
TNA is the only party that has violated the constitution because it has not nominated any person with disability in Nairobi County as provided for in the constitution.
Earlier, we spoke to Peter Muchiri a disabled person and he said that he deserves the seat and he has filed for a constitutional interpretation on the case which according to law if he wins the case Shebeshâ€™s lover will lose his seat.