Nairobi: Nelson Havi attacked while campaigning

Nelson Havi and his bodyguard were on Friday, June 18, 2022, attacked during a campaign in Westlands.

Taking to his social media, Havi recounted the ordeal claiming that they were attacked by goons allegedly hired by the incumbent member of parliament (MP) Tim Wanyonyi.

He also claimed that the goons were dressed in Wanyonyi’s overalls.

“At MP Shah hospital for treatment of my bodyguard who was injured at about 4.30 pm by goons hired by Tim Wanyonyi to disrupt our interaction with residents of Mountain view ward, Westlands constituency.

“The disruption begins at this corner to Gichagi. Edward Mahugi Ebura in the company of about 20 young men and three women in Tim Wanyonyi’s overalls, T-shirts and aprons confront us to block us from moving ahead,” Havi tweeted.

1. At MP Shah Hospital for treatment of my bodyguard who was injured at about 4.30pm by goons hired by Tim Wanyonyi to disrupt our interaction with residents of Mountain View Ward, Westlands Constituency. There is video evidence of the perpetrators, led by Edward Mahugi Ebura. pic.twitter.com/RPOAY56RTN

— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) June 17, 2022

Local traders defend Havi from attack

According to Havi, local traders and residents tried to intervene after the goons started harassing him, however, their pleas landed on deaf ears.

8. In this clip the assault on my bodyguard by Tim Wanyonyi’s goons is sustained. They eventually dislodge him from my midst. He sustained serious stone cut injuries on the right neck and eyes blinding blows before Police came in. The matter has been reported to the Police. pic.twitter.com/FkQJYGk8uv— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) June 17, 2022

“Tim Wanyonyi’s goons zero on me but my bodyguard on the right sustains the cover. It is after this point that they target him (bodyguard) with blows and kicks on the shoulder and the neck,” He added.

His bodyguard is currently nursing cut injuries from the blinding blows.

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