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MP Kagombe among those who handed over weapons to DCI

All firearms holders who were present during the skirmishes at Kiganjo village in Thika, Kiambu County, were ordered to hand over their weapons to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters.

This is as surveyors from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning spent most of Wednesday installing beacons to demarcate the land ready for the construction of the market.

The clashes left one dead and several injured.

DCI investigators indicate that all firearms present in Kiganjo village will undergo mandatory ballistic testing at DCI headquarters, in an effort to establish who shot and killed David Nudati, the 26-year-old man who died in the tumult.

Among the firearms bearers present at the event were uniformed police officers and several bodyguards attached to the parliamentarians who are now at the center of ongoing investigations.

MPs present during the fight were National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa, Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe and his Gatundu North counterpart Elijah Njoroge Kururia.

According to sources close to the investigations, Kagombe, a licensed firearms holder who allegedly fired shots into the air during the clashes, will also have to surrender his weapon once he is discharged from hospital after reportedly suffering injuries.

At the disputed market, surveyors from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning were busy installing beacons to demarcate land ready for construction of the market which is expected to begin on Friday.

Sh54 million has been set aside for the construction of the market and residents of Kamenu district, where the market is being set up, are calling for sobriety while work begins.

A large contingent of General Service Unit officers were deployed to the scene and its neighborhood and area has been spared.

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