[VIDEO] Gun drama as Senator Njoroge shoots at workers seizing his fuel station

“I had come to enforce the closure notice only for the Senator to open fire. I have recorded a statement with police on a threat to my life,” he said.

A senior officer who declined to be named said an inquest on the incident was opened.

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Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge shot in the air on Tuesday to stop workers from closing down a Shell petrol station he operates on Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Vivo Energy hired the workers to confiscate equipment after the Senator allegedly failed to follow some rules.

KEPSA chairman Polycarp Igathe was among those caught up in the confrontation on Tuesday. He was at the station to effect its closure.

Trouble started in the afternoon after workers moved in and demolished part of the station entrance before carting away fuel pumps.

The Senator arrived shortly after to stop the exercise after obtaining an order from Naivasha law courts.

Principal magistrate Esther Kimilu restrained the fuel company from interfering, taking over or terminating the contract until the case is heard and determined.

Njoroge engaged the workers in a heated argument but some continued with the demolition, forcing the Senator to fire in the air.

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