A Kiambu Member of County Assembly (MCA) on Wednesday recorded a statement at Ngoingwa police post after reportedly being attacked by former Thika Mayor David Njihia for investigating a piece of land that has allegedly been grabbed.
The MCA from Thika Town Andrew Kimani claimed that Njihia descended on him with blows and kicks after he visited the contentious land alongside a county planner.
According to photos shared online, the MCA can be seen with a bandage on his face.
Speaking to the press, the MCA claimed that the former mayor threatened to launch another attack on him if he continued investigating the issue.
“We had visited the site to present a letter stopping any development to the land. However, during the visit I was met with kicks and blows, forcing us to run for our lives. I’m pained that even an MCA can be beaten and threatened for questioning theft of public property,” said Kimani as quoted by K24.
The MCA accused Njihia of grabbing public land and called on the DCI to investigate the issue.
On his part, Njihia admitted that he assaulted the MCA adding that the latter was found trespassing on his property.
“The MCA came with the county planner and started accusing me of grabbing the piece of land. With the plans I have for the land, I won’t allow anyone to disrupt my resolve. There was a scuffle where he kicked me on the ribs, and I similarly responded by giving him heavier blows and kicks. This is my property,” said Njihia.