A witness in a where former Tetu MP James Ndung’u Gethenji is facing assault charges has narrated to court the pain he has endured since then.
Appearing before Milimani Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe, Godfrey Kirimi Mutua, the victim said he was assaulted by Gethenji on February 5,2021 while on duty.
Ndungu is charged that on February 5,2021 at Kihingo village , he assaulted Geffrey Kirimi Mutua thereby occasioning him actual body harm.
Kirimi said he currently works with FAPCL group that deployed him to work at Kitisuru Estate as a security officer based at Kihingo , Westlands Sub-county, Nairobi.
He said that on the material day , the former MP came brandishing his pistol .
“I asked him why he was brandishing a gun yet we normally open the gate for him,” Kirimi said.
He said that after a brief exchange of words, Gethenji alighted from his car and started assaulting him.
Gethenji was assisted by his bodyguards to assault Kirimi.
“Gethenji hit me on the face with a pistol as one of the bodyguards cocked his gun. He said I should know people,” he added.
He added that after the commotion, police officers together with other guards came.
Kirimi said he supervises securex security guards who manage Kihingo security and during the incident, he was acting on the orders from the management to check all the vehicles getting into the estate.
The witness said that Gethenji came driving a Toyota Vanguard and as he approached to check who was inside, Gethenji came out shouting and assaulted him.
He said that he reported the matter to is bosses who advised him to report to Gigiri Police Station.
“I later went to MP Shah Hospital for treatment” said Kirimi.
Kirimi was cross examined by Lawyer Willis Otieno and Ishmael Nyaribo who wanted him to produce his Job Identification card and work permit.
He told the trial magistrate that, during the fateful day, the accused person assaulted him on the head causing serious injuries that led him to have several stitches.
Kirimi also Identified Gethenji as the one who assaulted him.
When he was asked whether he knew that there were differences between directors, Kirimi told the court that they were employed by the directors but by then, he didn’t know that there was a war and division among the directors.
About him communicating and receiving money from some of the directors who are at war over the ownership of the company, Kirimi told the court that he only talks to some of the directors on job related issues and nothing more.
CCTV footage of the case will be played in court at a later time.
They were never played in court because of time.
“I went to MP Shah Hospital for treatment, including stitches and injuries, I was also given a P3 form to fill,” he added.
He said that he has never had any differences with the accused person.
He also identified the firearm that was used to hit him.
The firearm that was used was also produced in court.
The matter will continue on May 14,2023.