A taxi driver in Nairobi is facing assault charges after he allegedly injuring a colleague whom he accused of supporting a rival political coalition.
Patrick Nyoike Kamakia has been charged with assaulting James Nderitu Wanyoike and causing him bodily injuries at Valley Arcade in Lavington, Nairobi on August 15 shortly before the presidential elections results were announced.
Mr Kamakia is reported to have confronted Mr Wanyoike telling him that he should leave the area before the presidential polls results were announced since he was a supporter of Azimio la Umoja coalition while the area is a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) zone.
An argument ensued between the two before Mr Kamakia allegedly descended on Mr Wanyoike with blows and kicks and dragged him down as the complainant shouted for help.
After Mr Wanyoike was rescued by members of the public, he sought treatment at a clinic in Kawangware before reporting the matter at Muthangari Police Station.
Mr Kamakia denied the charges when he appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kutto at the Kibera Law Courts.
He was granted a bond of Sh100,000 with an alternative cash bail of Sh40,000. The case will be mentioned on September 5, 2022 for a pre-trial and fixing of hearing dates.