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#RogueSenator charged in court following gun drama

 

The controversial senator was captured on video yesterday, shooting in the air in a near miss target while confronting workers who had gone to close down a Shell petrol station he operates on Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

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

Within minutes of the video being aired on the local media #RogueSenator quickly started trending with many Kenyans expressing their views about the incident.

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According to media reports after the incident the Senator who represents the disabled spent the night at Naivasha police station and his licensed weapon was confiscated by the police.

A lawyer representing Vivo said at Naivasha law courts on Wednesday that the charge Njoroge faced was too lenient.

Lawyer Steven Luseno rejected the charge and questioned why a Senator caught on camera firing in the air was not charged with the misuse of a firearm which carries more severe punishment.

Section 33 of the Firearms Act states that any person who is drunk, or who behaves in a disorderly manner, while carrying a firearm shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for up to one year or up to Sh10,000 fine or both.

The charge sheet stated that Njoroge created disturbance in a manner likely to breach peace by firing at workers using his Ceska pistol.

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Luseno argued that the charge was not reflective of the complaints by Njoroge's clients who felt that their lives were in great danger.

In his application, the lawyer has called for the matter to be revisited and the file forwarded to DPP Keriako Tobiko for advice.

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