A dramatic altercation erupted in Bahati, Nakuru County, as Lands Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Kimani Ngunjiri allegedly discharged his firearm amidst an escalating land dispute. The former Bahati Member of Parliament is said to have encroached upon a parcel of land owned by Susan Murugi, intensifying the conflict.
Sources report that Ngunjiri, accompanied by a tractor, trespassed onto Murugi’s farm, damaging the fence that separated her property from adjacent land. The landowner confronted the high-ranking official, leading to Ngunjiri purportedly firing three shots, one of which injured a man present at the scene.
“Suddenly, shots were fired after I raised an alarm, drawing the attention of nearby residents,” recounted Murugi. Nakuru County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) Adnan Ahmed confirmed that an investigation has been initiated in response to the incident.
In the aftermath, law enforcement officials disarmed Ngunjiri by confiscating his registered pistol, which contained eight bullets, to undergo ballistic examination. “We are actively investigating this case, and the pistol will remain in police custody during the process,” said Rift Valley Head of DCI Francis Wanjau, emphasizing the gravity of the situation.