Bahati MP Ngunjiri on the run, police launch manhunt


Bahati MP Ngunjiri on the run, police launch manhunt
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri in Nakuru as he led protests against President Uhuru Kenyatta's 'Washenzi' comment. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Police in Nakuru have launched a manhunt for Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri who had staged demos over President Uhuru Kenyatta's ' washenzi' comment
  • Ngunjiri according to reports, fled through a hotel's back gate after getting wind that police had been deployed to arrest him

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri is on the run after getting wind of his impending arrest by police in Nakuru town, Citizen Digital has learnt.

The MP on Tuesday afternoon led protests in Nakuru town with a horde of youth at tow, decrying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ‘washenzi’ comment.

According to reports, the MP fled through Kokeb’s hotel’s back gate where he was addressing a group of youth.

Nakuru County Police Commander Hassan Barua and the area OCPD Samuel Obara have launched a man-hunt for the legistlator.

Citizen Digital understands that a contingent of police in at least four land cruisers have been deployed to make sure that the outspoken MP is arrested.

Ngunjiri had on Sunday, January 6 asked the President to resign and call for fresh presidential polls if running the country was too much for him.

Addressing journalists in Nakuru, Ngunjiri said President Kenyatta had neglected “his people,” adding that the Kikuyu community continues to suffer under the Jubilee administration

His comments had come after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria accused the President of neglecting his home turf while initiating development in other regions.

In a retort to the two MPs, President Kenyatta, while touring the Coast region on Monday, said that his legacy was based on bringing countrywide development as opposed to his home turf alone.

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