Wetangula’s sister claims Senator Ongoro’s bodyguard slapped her for blocking road
Three men from an ODM convoy have been accused of slapping Senator Moses Wetangula’s younger sister on Saturday evening.
Emmeryncian Naswa said she and her husband David Kiganda and five-year-old son were driving when they stopped to let a matatu ahead of them turn at NYS Engineering school.
“Suddenly, three men emerged and slapped my husband who was driving while another came to my side and slapped me too. They said we were blocking them,” Naswa said.
“One was in a leather jacket and had a pistol tucked at his waist. I saw it as he turned and got into a black Nissan Navara. The other two jumped into a white [Toyota] Wish car that was following the Nissan.”
She said one of the attackers is believed to be a police officer who doubles up as Senator Elizabeth Ongoro’s bodyguard and were part of a convoy driving from Mathare.
“The man who slapped me went into Senator Ongoro’s car. I am not mad or crazy to make such allegations. Thats the truth and I will stand by it,” Naswa said.
“Senator Ongoro lowered her window and looked at us then pulled it up and they drive off. I recognised her because I saw her and I know her.”
She told the Star she visited Guru Nanak hospital for treatment and was waiting for a P3 form.
A police officer at Muthaiga police station said Naswa and her husband had recorded a statement under OB number 51/21/11/2015.
Ongoro acknowledged she was in the car with her aunt and a friend but denied the incident.
“I am disturbed by these allegations and they are aimed at creating propaganda between me and Senator Wetangula,” Ongoro told the Star on phone.
“If people can be slapped in traffic yet we have traffic all over Nairobi, then how many times will we slap each other?”
“It’s not proper to accuse my bodyguard for slapping somebody yet he did not do that. I only have one bodyguard, not three. He is a police officer who knows the law.”
An ODM official who was part of the convoy said they had left a meeting with Mathare politicians when he witnessed the commotion, but could not tell if it was Ongoro’s bodyguard or not.
“As an official, I was able to see and identify the man in the white T-shirt. I know him since he has been in our meetings and hails from Korogocho. I cannot tell if the other was a police officer or not,” he said, adding the youth was an ODM supporter.
“The CORD meeting was to ask Mathare MP Stephen Kariuki not to quit ODM but remain loyal to the party.We had Senator Ongoro in attendance, Mathare ODM chairman and 368 ODM delegates,” the official who requested anonymity said.
Senator Wetangula declined to comment on the matter saying, “Right now I am in Bungoma. I don’t know what transpired and I cannot really say anything.”