Saboti Member of Parliament (MP) Caleb Amisi says that he could have died had he not been rescued from his vehicle after anti-riot police fired teargas canister in his car during anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission demonstrations in Nairobi on Friday.
Caleb said that police repulsed them using excessive force as they attempted to make their way into the Central Business District.
“They threw a teargas canister toward my car, which broke the rear window. They, thereafter, threw another teargas canister into the car through the hole created by the other. Besides me, there were two other people inside the car – my driver and my bodyguard. I collapsed after inhalation of the teargas, falling off the car,".
“If an oncoming car was speeding, it could have run over me since I fell right in the middle of the road.”
“Journalists and a water vendor performed first aid on me, which helped me regain consciousness,” he said.
He says that at that point, robbers took advantage and snatched some of his personal items.
“My driver had already driven off, since unknown people had begun robbing me of my belongings. It is the (sic) Capital FM crew, which drove me away from the scene.
“I have not visited the hospital yet, given I feel better now. Actually, I am at the airport heading to Kitale.”
“I have also not yet spoken to Nairobi police boss over the incident.”
The incident happened along Kenyatta Avenue as Nasa MPs led their supporters in defying government ban on protests within the City Centre.