Mutula Kilonzo's ex-bodyguard found guilty

The senator's ex-bodyguard pleaded for a lighter sentence

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Twitter)

A Makueni court on Wednesday convicted Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior's former bodyguard Shadrack Kioko of unlawfully wounding a county assembly orderly.

Kioko was accused with three other colleagues - Ndunda Muthoka, Mackline Francis Daido and Nicholas Lumbu Musyoka - who were all acquitted by the court.

The court established that the senator's former guard shot Brian Mutua at close range injuring him.

According to the ruling, the three other accused persons rightfully opened fire at a crowd that had invaded the county assembly premises.

The judge explained that the three fired their guns to protect the VIPs they were attached to and their reasons for shooting were justifiable.

2014 Makueni Assembly Gun Drama

Kioko fired his gun during a hostile confrontation between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and some Ukambani politicians at the Makueni county assembly premises.

The local politicians had organized an exclusive meeting and given strict orders not to allow the governor access to the venue.

Drama ensued after the governor and his entourage decided to ignore the stay-away orders.

Governor Kibwana's bodyguard William Kinoti, current speaker Douglas Mbilu and numerous others were also injured in the incident.

Kioko pleaded with the court to be lenient with the sentence as he is taking care of his sick further.

The complete judgment will be delivered on February 7, 2019.

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