Waruguru accused of assaulting woman during Ruto’s rally
Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru has been accused of physically assaulting a resident during Deputy President William Ruto’s Tuesday Laikipia rally.
28-year-old Lucy Wairimu lodged a complaint at Sipili Police Station accusing the lawmaker of roughing her up.
In a statement, Kirima Sub-County Police Commander Donald Sailor said investigations are ongoing to establish what happened.
"The lady made a complaint with the police on Thursday claiming to have been assaulted by the MP. Investigations will be launched with a view of establishing what really transpired," Sailor said
In her statement, Wairimu alleged that Waruguru physically and verbally assaulted her stating that the legislator ought to be arrested.
"In the next stopover at Sipili, the lawmaker grabbed my hand and with the help of youths who had accompanied her led me to her vehicle. That is where she strangled me and assaulted me," Wairumu claimed.
The 28-year-old woman further called on security agencies to ensure justice is served adding that divergent political views should be respected.
"What makes politicians believe that they can assault people, harass them, or intimidate them? Our law enforcers must ensure that they do not go unpunished," Wairimu said.
People Daily Digital's attempt to reach Waruguru for a further comment ended in futile.