Senator in gun drama appears in court

Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge has been arraigned in a Naivasha court over Tuesday, February 8 gun drama incident at a petrol station that he operates in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

However, the Senator did not take plea after lawyers representing Vivo Energy Chief Executive Officer, Polycarp Igathe, demanded that the Senator be charged with an extra charge of threatening the lives of Vivo Energy workers.

This is after prosecution preferred a single charge to the Senator of creating disturbance following the incident where the Senator shot in the air to stop Vivo Energy officials led by Igathe from closing down a Shell Petrol Station that he operates on the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

Vivo Energy had hired the workers to confiscate equipment from the petrol station after the Senator allegedly failed to adhere to the set standards.

The oil supplying station has been reported to have run out of stock a number of times due to under capitalization by the retailer who had promised to settle the issues raised in previously held meetings.

Vivo said that providing reliable and consistent supply of high quality products and services for its customers being their main drive, Shell shall be closed temporarily and will be opened soon under new management.

The station was opened in October last year under independent retailer appointed by the company.

Deputy Registrar of the High Court, Zainabu Abdul, will make her ruling Wednesday afternoon.

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