The tussle between Ngunjiri and a 60-year-old woman took a violent turn after the CAS brandished his gun and shot a man. Susan Murugi claims Kimani led a group to invade her farm early Monday morning.
“Ngunjiri alikuja saa kumi na mbili asubuhi nilikuwa pale kwa ng’ombe nikaona wameanza kubomoa, ndio nikateremka, nikaona amenioneshea risasi. Sikuogopa, nikamwambia nipige risasi, hakunipiga, aligeukia watoto wangu,” said Murugi.
Murugi’s daughter who tried to intervene was injured in the scuffle.
“Wakati aliona hakupiga mtu na risasi alichukua mti na kugonga huyu msichana wangu wah! Nikamuuliza tangu lini mheshimiwa utaendelea kunisumbua… Mwaka huo mwingine ulikuja kwa shamba langu ukalima shamba, ukanipeleka kortini,” added the elderly woman.
Murugi’s son who was attracted by his mother’s and sister’s screams rushed in, an axe in hand. Ngunjiri’s bodyguard tried to calm him down while separating the two when Kimani fired his firearm. The bullet, hit a passerby.
“Mimi hata nilikuwa napita tu, sina shamba huku, nilikuwa nimekuja kutafuta riziki, mimi ni hustler tu,” said Lucas Onyango.
Ngunjiri, the immediate former MP for Bahati, says his actions were necessary as he acted in self defense.
The dispute over the land pitting Ngunjiri and Murugi has allegedly brewed for years without resolution.
The former MP surrendered his firearm to the police who say investigations into the matter have commenced.
The injured were treated and discharged.