A bodyguard attached to Githunguri Member of Parliament Kago wa Lydia was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed a bouncer at a popular nightclub in Kiambu Town on Wednesday night, September 30.
The midnight incident occurred at Lounge 54-Riverside, about 200 meters from Kiambu Police Station.
Dennis Wainaina, who is an Administration Police officer, is reported to have fired twice at the bouncer known as Makanga.
Witnesses told People Daily that the officer, who was reported to have been unruly, had engaged in an almost bar brawl with other revelers forcing the bouncer to eject him.
However, after being escorted outside, the officer who was arrested at his residence in Umoja Estate in the outskirts of Kiambu Town, drew his pistol and shot Makanga on the neck from behind.
“The officer had developed an unruly behavior. He first engaged in a war of words with a female reveler who was forced to leave after the confrontation degenerated to a heated exchange. He then moved to another table where he started hurling insults at other patrons and the bar almost turned chaotic,” a witness revealed.
The bouncer then grabbed the officer and dragged him outside, with the officer barking to him that he would “teach him a lesson and that he should know people.”
“In less than two minutes, we heard two gunshots and on rushing to check what was happening, we found the bouncer laying on the ground while bleeding profusely.” the witness added.
Other patrons who were in the establishment and police officers from the adjacent Kiambu G.K Prison were mobilized to rush the victim to Radiant Hospital within the town where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
After the incident, the officer rushed to his residence where he locked himself inside the house and according to sources with the police, he had threatened to shoot his family or commit suicide to discourage them from arresting him.
He later surrendered and was taken to Kiambu Police Station after being tricked that the victim was not dead.
The incident followed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s delcaration that bars be re-opened.
“Bars and eateries will be open until 10 p.m. Unaweza kukunywa pombe (You can now drink alcohol),” Uhuru stated during his 12th address to the nation on Monday, September 28.
Revellers across the country trooped to bars on Tuesday as owners sought to offer services under strict guidelines outlined by Ministry of Health.
On the very day of the Presidential address, a security guard in a bar was beaten to death in a retaliatory attack after he allegedly killed a reveller on Sunday in Makongeni Estate, Thika.