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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH MAY 2018-East African Legislative Assembly member Simon Mbugua has been arrested over the assault on the former Nairobi Central Business District Association chair Timothy Muriuki .
Police say Mbugua was apprehended after investigations showed he masterminded the attack on Muriuki who was assaulted while just about to address a press statement at a Nairobi hotel last week.
Those who attacked Muruiki claimed that he was ‘fighting’ Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
According to inspector general Joseph Boinet the lawmaker played a role in the assault incident.
Police have since placed a Sh500,000 bounty on each of the four suspects who were captured on video dragging Muriuki out of Boulevard hotel where he was addressing a press conference, before they assaulted him.
The suspects are wanted by Police to answer to charges of Robbery with Violence.police say they have since gone into hiding.
Central police boss Robinson Thuku said that detectives are following crucial information that may lead to their arrest.
On his part Muriuki said , the Hotel Boulevard event was meant to highlight the need for close partnership between city residents and administrators to achieve development and not to fight Sonko.
“Whoever dispatched those who attacked me should be ashamed. Businesses are not interested in fighting Governor Sonko. We’re not interested in headlines that damage the business environment,” he said.
“Between 50-60 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product is generated in Nairobi and that is why we wanted to call for unity to build an enabling environment,” Muriuki said.
The city is currently grappling with the poor state of roads, crater likes potholes right inside the CBD, garbage, an archaic drainage system usually overwhelmed by light rains among other challenges