Senator Njoroge to be charged in court over gun drama

Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge points his gun at an official from a company that was to seize a petrol station he operates in Naivasha, February 7, 2017. /GEORGE MURAGE

Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge will appear in court on Wednesday morning after he was arrested on Tuesday night over a gun drama in Naivasha.

Njoroge shot in the air to stop workers from closing down a Shell petrol station he operates along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Vivo Energy hired the workers to confiscate equipment after the Senator allegedly failed to follow some rules.

KEPSA chairman Polycarp Igathe was among those caught up in the confrontation. He was at the station to effect its closure.

Trouble started in the afternoon after workers moved in and demolished part of the station entrance before carting away fuel pumps.

The Senator arrived shortly after to stop the exercise after obtaining an order from Naivasha law courts.

Principal magistrate Esther Kimilu restrained the fuel company from interfering, taking over or terminating the contract until the case is heard and determined.

Njoroge engaged the workers in a heated argument but some continued with the demolition, forcing the Senator to fire in the air.


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