Police are investigating an incident in which Nakuru town West MP Samwel Arama was involved in an altercation with an opponent Hezron Okiki
Controversial Jubilee MP, ODM politician in gun drama during church service
He drew his gun threatening to shot me- ODM politician
Nakuru town West MP Samwel Arama is at the center of gun drama in which he is reported to have drawn out his gun on his opponent identified as Hezron Okiki during a church service in Nakuru.
The confrontation happened last Saturday during a fundraiser at Angaza Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church with police moving in swiftly to contain the situation.
Okiki claimed that he “was beaten up by Arama and his supporters before the police rescued me. At the church, Arama drew his gun threatening to shot me (Okoiki)”.
The lawmaker however refuted this account, maintaining that it was his timely action of calling the polic that saved Okiki’s life after irate members of the public descended on him with blows.
“He (Okiki) began abusing me when he was given time to give his donation. I only called the police when people started assaulting him. I save his life.” Said the MP.
Commenting on the matter that is the subject of an ongoing investigation, area police commander Patrick Olonyi said that is was not aware of the gun drama, stating that his officers were investigating Okiki for the disturbance at the church by hurling insults at the MP.
“I have not received any report that there was a gun involved in the saga. However, we are doing thorough investigations into the matter,” Olonyi said.
“Arama called us (the police) claiming that Okiki was causing a disturbance at the church accusing him of misusing public resources and squandering Constituency Development Fund (CDF), and money meant for development projects in several rallies within the county,” he added.
He stated that police responded swiftly and arrested Okiki who was then taken to Kaptembwo Police Station with the MP also being invited to record a statement on what happened.
Olonyi confirmed that “We(the police) also summoned MP Arama to the police station to record a statement on what had transpired.”
According to the police, Okiki continued with his insults as soon as the lawmaker arrived at the police station to record a statement, prompting the MP’s supporters to attack him before police intervened once again.
However, the former parliamentary aspirants claims that Arama and his supporters attacked him at the police station in the presence of officers.
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