Activist who led residents to demonstrate against police fear for his life
14 July 2016, 21:03
Nairobi - A human right activist worries that his life could be in danger after he escaped an attempted carjacking incident along Nyahururu-Gil Gil road yesterday.
According to Moses Ndegwa who is also a priest at ACK St Andrew Gatitu in Nairobi, he was traveling towards Nyahururu town when two suspected carjackers emerged from a nearby bush riding on motorbikes and started following his vehicle.
Rev Ndegwa who is also Ndaragwa parliamentary aspirant noted that the two men while armed with a pistol and their faces hidden with masks tried to stop him at Ruriundu area near Ol Kalou town.
“I was driving past Gil Gil Bridge towards Ol Kalou town when two men emerged from a nearby bush and started following my vehicle. One of them overtook my car and brandished a gun prompting my driver to speed off,” he said adding that it was then that the two men followed them at high speed but they were overdone.
He said that it was then that his driver drove towards the Nyandarua County Commissioners office where he reported the matter and recorded a statement at Ol Kalou police station under OB number 16/13/7/2016.
While confirming the incident, Nyandarua Central OCPD Mr Wilson Kosgey said that police were investigating the matter to substantiate the motive behind the attempted carjacking.
“We have launched investigations on the alleged carjacking and we are going to conclude on the investigations soon to verify the intension of the carjackers,” said the OCPD who also noted that two police officers were dispatched to escort the politicians to the burial of Ms Rosemary Wanjiru who was murdered in cold blood last week.
The politician is also facing incitement charges in a Nyahururu court where he was released on Sh 300,000 bond.
He had been charged that on July 6, this year he led residents of Mairo – Inya Township, Nyandarua County in a demonstration to protesting against the killing of five people in the area where he unlawfully uttered words that described police officers as murderers and which implied that it might desirable to harm the police officers.
The cleric told the News24 that he has since written to the Inspector General of Police Mr Joseph Boinett asking for protection.
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