Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been accused of using excessive force by the alleged owner of a property in Kikambala, Mtwapa.
The controversial Governor is in the center of the land ownership tussle in Kilifi County with the alleged landlord, Joseph Lenguris.
According to Lenguris, the Governor stormed the seven-bedroomed home in the company of armed men and opened fire at them on January 12, 2018, at the wee hours of the morning.
He claimed that Sonko ambushed them with siren-blowing vehicles and immediately they were inside the compound, his goons started shooting in the air indiscriminately. This forced them to scamper for safety.
“Alikuja saa nane za usiku na zile gari zake za kupiga maalarm wakaanza kutumimina risasi,” he said.
The Nairobi county boss reportedly sat back and watched as his goons harassed Lenguris and his family, who are no longer interested in selling the property.
But Sonko refuted the claims, saying he had gone to the property to rescue his nephew who had been locked out of the house by armed men.
Mtwapa police, however, say they did not recover any spent cartridges at the scene and can not confirm the rightful owner of the disputed piece of land, despite there being a Court order which the Governor insists is fake.
”The governor was in that area because that is his relative. The relative is outside in Germany. His nephew had been denied access to the premises and that is why he was there. The incident you are talking about the shooting we are not aware of as there is no evidence,”Mtwapa OCPD Joseph Kariuki said.
Lenguris told NTV that he has been in a land dispute with Sonko’s cousin, Caroline Mwandiko, who he says purchased the 3.5-acre plot but is yet to pay Sh23 million in full.
Watch the NTV report below.