Mombasa, KENYA: Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi has refuted claims that he assaulted two police officers during ODM party primaries.
Mwinyi gave sworn evidence on Friday after the court found him with a case to answer for allegedly assaulting two police officers.
“I did not throw any stone to a police officer and I did not even see the two complainants at the polling station the time I visited polling stations,” said Mwinyi.
Mr.Mwinyi added that throwing stones is not his culture and he has never participated in such activities.
“You honor the only time I threw stones is when I was in school during athletic activities,” said Mwinyi.
He further denied accusations that he was in a company of 200 youths who caused chaos at the polling station and insisted that he was alone in his Toyota Prado car.
Mr.Mwinyi said that he was not aware that two police officers who manned the polling station were assaulted and only heard it when he was arrested later and charged in court.
He told the court that most of his supporters refer to him ‘Simba’ the title he was given in 1992 after he contested for Mombasa Central seat in a party whose symbol was a lion.
Mr.Mwinyi was charged with assaulting two police officers Dennis Nambiswa and Agapio Ndigwa at Al-Ishadi area in Changamwe during ODM primaries held in April 2017.
He told Mombasa chief magistrate Evans Makori that most of the Changamwe police officers are his friend and he can not engage in a fight with them.
The court has set the judgment ruling on 26th July 2018.