Nyeri aspiring senator claims his life is in danger

An aspiring senatorial candidate in Nyeri County Mr. Wambugu Nyamu has claimed his life was in danger after a shooting attempt Tuesday night at his home gate.

Nyamu told the press in Nyeri that were it not for the quick action by his driver on noticing the strange vehicle trailing them from Nyeri to Pembe Tatu Estate, he would have been shot dead. He claimed the vehicle followed them at around 10pm and obstructed them severally.

The aspirant added that an occupant in the strange vehicle had already cocked an AK47 gun in readiness to shoot, but his driver managed to knock the gangster down thus saving his life.

Nyamu added that he managed to drive off to Nyeri central police station where he recorded a statement.

Area police boss Mr. Charles Rotich said his men were following crucial leads which might lead to the arrest of the thugs.

We have the registration number of the car and we are tracking it as part of our investigations, he said.

By Beth Ndirangu