Veteran politician Jackson Kibor has denied allegations by his son, Ezekiel Kibor, that he tried to shoot at him with a pistol as he was plowing on a disputed 200 acres land at Kabenes Uasin Gishu County, on March 2, 2017.
Mr Kibor, who was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, claimed he was acting in self-defence saying that it was his sons who wanted to attack him with machetes.
“I only removed the gun because my sons who were armed with machetes and ‘rungus’ wanted to attack me. I have even reported the matter to the police,” Kibor told the Nation on phone on Monday.
“When I removed the gun they all got scared but I never shot at any one of my children,” he added.
A video of the purported gun drama has been widely circulated on social media.
In the video, Mr Kibor is seen pulling the trigger while moving closer to his son Ezekiel who ducks and escapes.
Eldoret West Police boss Mr Samuel Muntunga said that Kibor’s son made an official report of the shooting by his father.
“The children came and reported under OB No 74/3/3/17 but have never come back to write the statements,” said Mr Mutunga.
“Their father (Mr Kibor) also came to us alleging that his children wanted to kill him. He should make an official report, there is no way police will get involved in a case which is already before court when we have no orders to do that,” continued Mr Muntunga who added that Mr Kibor should hand over his gun to the police.
During Kibor’s arrest, police officers who arrived at his home in the afternoon bundled him into their car and drove him to his other home in Chepseria near Chepkoilel.
It was not clear why he was taken there. Journalists were told to wait outside as he was led in.
Kibor and his three of his sons are embroiled in a land dispute which saw him move to court last year to bar the transfer of 1,250 acres to his sons, 20 years after the property was subdivided.