Gatundu South MP GG Kagombe’s Arrest Sparks Debate on Social Media


GG Kagombe, the representative for Gatundu South in Parliament, was apprehended on Friday in preparation for his upcoming court hearing related to a fatal shooting incident in Thika, Kiambu County.

The arrest follows the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution’s approval of murder charges against him in connection with the incident.

Detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters traced and arrested the MP in Kileleshwa, Nairobi to process him for plea-taking in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in a violent confrontation between rival groups in Thika, Kiambu County.

The MP had gone into hiding for over a week when police laid a manhunt for him.

Kagombe is set to take a plea on Monday, June 3, and will be taken to DCI headquarters for processing. Police had attempted to register the case at Kiambu law courts to obtain a warrant to arrest him in vain, as a judge who was to hear the case was absent.

Two Members of Parliament were grilled by detectives investigating the fatal shooting. Gatundu North MP Elijah Njoroge and his Thika Town counterpart Alice Ng’ang’a were summoned for questioning over the chaos. They denied opening the fatal fire and were informed that the team is investigating murder and causing bodily harm in the case.

As part of the probe, the team asked all politicians present to surrender their licensed weapons for ballistic tests.

The incident at the site of a proposed market in Kamenu ward resulted in the death of 26-year-old David Nduati and serious injuries to another man, Anthony Kamau. Spent cartridges collected from the scene, the bullet head in the deceased man’s body, and one lodged in the hospital will help in establishing the one who shot.

Lawlessness reigned in Thika Town on Friday, May 17, when supporters of area MP Alice Ng’ang’a and those of Kamenu MCA Peter Mburu clashed. MCA Mburu had visited the contested market area and subdivided it into stalls, while MP Ng’ang’a showed up with a bulldozer accompanied by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah.

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