Court detains MP’s bodyguard for 14 days over nightclub shooting

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 2 Oct, 2020 12:50 | 2 mins read

Police have been allowed to detain Githunguri MP's bodyguard, Daniel Wainaina, for 14 days to allow them complete investigations into his alleged fatal shooting of a nightclub bouncer.

Wainaina presented himself to the police on Thursday, October 1, after several hours of the stand-off with authorities at his house following the shooting.

The Administration Police officer had holed himself up in his house where he had threatened to shoot his family or commit suicide to discourage police officers from arresting him

The fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday at midnight at Lounge 54-Riverside which is about 200 meters from Kiambu Police Station.

Wainainas allegedly fired twice at the bouncer known as Makanga.

According to witnesses, the officer, who was reported to have been unruly, had engaged in a bar brawl with other revelers forcing the bouncer to eject him.

However, after being escorted outside drew his pistol and shot Makanga it the neck from behind.

“The officer had developed an unruly behavior. He first engaged in a war of words with a female reveler who was forced to leave after the confrontation degenerated to a heated exchange. He then moved to another table where he started hurling insults at other patrons and the bar almost turned chaotic,” a witness said.

He added: “The bouncer grabbed him and dragged him outside. As this was happening, the officer kept saying that he would teach him a lesson and that he should know people. In less than two minutes, we heard two gunshots and on rushing to check what was happening, we found the bouncer laying on the ground while bleeding profusely.”

Other patrons who were in the establishment and police officers from the adjacent Kiambu G.K Prison were mobilized to rush the victim to Radiant Hospital within the town where he was pronounced dead on arrival.