- Ngunjiri’s Cesca pistol confiscated by Police.
- Victim rushed to Bahati sub county hospital for treatment.
Lands Chief Administrative Secretary Kimani Ngunjiri was today (17th April 2023) captured on camera shooting and injuring a man in Bahati Nakuru over a land dispute.
The victim, Lucas Onyango, was caught up in the confrontation between the senior government official and the area residents when the incident happened.
Lands CAS caught up in land Tussle
Eyewitnesses say that the confrontation was heated and that Ngunjiri drew his weapon and fired several shots, hitting Onyango in the shoulders. The victim was rushed to the Bahati Sub County Hospital for treatment.
Confirming the incident, Rift Valley Head of DCI Francis Wanjau revealed that they had confiscated a Ceska pistol from Ngunjiri following the early morning drama.
“The matter is pending under probe after one person was injured. We have confiscated the pistol for now,” Wanjau said.
Police have since launched investigations into the incident.
DPP drops corruption charges against Ngunjiri’s daughter
This incident comes only a few weeks after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, dropped corruption charges against Edith Kimani, the daughter of Kimani Ngunjiri.
Edith, who is a former Nakuru County Officer for Trade, was charged with embezzlement of public funds in the construction of Kiratina Market in Menengai Ward, Nakuru County.
The shooting incident has sparked widespread condemnation from the public, with many calling for Ngunjiri to be held accountable for his actions.
“President Ruto should take advantage and replace the Lands Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Kimani Ngunjiri after he shot and injured a man in Nakuru. The former MP has since been disarmed. No good image for government at all. Imagine finding the same man in a public office,” @smutoro tweeted.