Patrons of a posh bar in Kilimani area were treated to rare drama after six MPs were involved in a serious gun drama with a Sudanese man.
The six were having a drink at the popular Cedars bar on Lenana Road when a Sudanese man began puffing cigarettes unperturbed even as smoke wafted towards the ‘waheshimiwa.’
Alego Usonga MP Sam Atandi is said to have been irked most and picked a quarrel with Sudanese man who became violent. The bar is popular with politicians, judges, lawyers and business people.
Teddy Mwambire (Ganze), Kapsaret’s Oscar Sudi, Lugari’s Ayub Savula, Kimilili’s Didmus Barasa and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama came to the defense of Atandi and the man allegedly grabbed a glass of beer and splashed it on the MPs.
The action by the Sudanese — who claimed to be a PS in South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s government — provoked a reaction from Sudi and Barasa who protested and threatened to attack the lanky man.
Before the two could express their outrage, the Sudanese grabbed a bottle and threw it in Sudi’s direction. The MP ducked and the bottle hit the wall.
It was at that point that the bodyguards of the MPs and other patrons stepped in.
“A group of other people associated with the man walked in and caused a commotion as they tried at rescue him,” Barasa explained.
“Our bodyguards dealt with them appropriately and removed them from the bar so we continued with our discussions,” Barasa told a local Daily adding that “I personally didn’t see the reason to report it because the man was just drunk and did not know what he was doing. We all left in a convoy later in the night.”
While at the parking lot, the Sudanese called other Sudanese who quickly came and were spoiling for a fight.
“We did not know they were mobilising outside and so within minutes the police arrived to find out what was happening. We explained to them who we are and what happened and they decided to leave,” Savula said.
“It was a bad scene. They were regrouping and tension was building up,” he added.
The Sudanese is said to be a regular patron of the bar who employees at the bar described as an arrogant wealthy man.
“It is not the first time he has caused problems here. He has no regard for anyone and boasts that he is powerful and no one can do anything to him,” said a guard
Unconfirmed reports said that three of the MPs brandished their guns when it looked like things were getting out of hand.
“The Sudanese was in the wrong, he puffed cigarette smoke in Atandi’s eyes. I was not involved, I only moved in to save him (Atandi),” Savula said.
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