Nakuru Town West MP, Samuel Arama , has caused an uproar after he brandished a pistol and issued threats towards people gathered for protests in the Shabab area of Nakuru.
In a video trending on social media, the MP is heard issuing threats to protestors , saying that they should be shot.
“Are we not Kenyans? Didn’t we vote for Raila? I also voted for Raila and he lost to William Ruto. If I say these people should be shot, why can’t they be shot? I will shoot someone. Leave this place and go do your job, you will be arrested if you stay here.”
The protests were organized to express grievances over the high cost of living in the ongoing demonstration called by the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
The Shabab area of Nakuru protests took place, with protestors lighting bonfires on the roads. Despite police intervention to disperse the crowds, the residents continued the protests one the police left the scene.
The MP has served as member of parliament for The Nakuru Town West Constituency since 2013.