In Summary

  • County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said investigations will be conducted.
  • Ms Gitau had been declared winner with 106,004 votes against the incumbent who came second with 75,296 votes.

The family of a 23-year old man killed during a demonstration in Nyandarua on Saturday is calling for justice.

Samuel Muiruri, a youth leader popularly known as “professor”, succumbed to his injuries at Kijabe Mission Hospital after he was shot during a protest against an order by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal granting to the win to incumbent Women Rep Wanjiku Muhia, who had lost to Ms Faith Gitau in the Jubilee Party nomination.

Another resident, David Warui Ironjo, a 56-year old father of six from Kahumbuini in Kiambu County, also suffered serious gunshot wounds.

RESULTS NULLIFIED

Mr Raphael Mwangi, a resident, said the two were shot at an area called Fly-Over in Kinangop constituency, inside the compound of St Michael Medical Clinic.

After confirming the shooting when he visited the scene on Saturday, County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said investigations will be conducted.

However, no one has been arrested yet.

The protests erupted in major towns after residents learnt that the Tribunal had nullified the results and directed Jubilee Party to give the nomination certificate to Ms Muhia.

APPEAL FILED

Yet, Ms Gitau had been declared winner with 106,004 votes against the incumbent who came second with 75,296 votes.

Ms Gitau has moved to the High Court to appeal the ruling under a certificate of urgency.

Police Commander Philip Opiyo said the protesters were unruly, interfering with the safety of motorists.

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