Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh says she has forgiven Governor Evans Kidero over her assault case.
“I have decided to forgive him for the sake of development in Nairobi. The matter is behind us now,” said Shebesh.
And in return, Kidero thanked Shebesh in a text message he said he sent to her.
“My sister Rachael Shebesh, I want to thank you very much for your forgiveness.
May God bless you as we settle this issue. I will work with you very closely for the Nairobi people in achieving the mandates for which we were elected,” said Kidero.
Kidero also posted a message on his twitter handle saying: “With utmost sincerity and respect, I would like to thank my sister Rachel Shebesh for her forgiveness. I will continue working with her very closely in achieving the mandate for which we were elected. God Bless.”
Kidero and Shebesh are facing criminal charges of assault and public disturbance after they failed to settle their matter out of court.
This was after the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko approved charges proposed by police after the two fought at the governor’s office on September 6.
Tobiko had asked the police to investigate the September 6 incidence at the governor’s office in Nairobi. The case went to court and as they faced charges, they both applied that the case be halted as they negotiated.
Police further proposed that the group that accompanied Shebesh and stormed the governor’s office be charged with creating a public disturbance.
The police inquiry concluded that a brawl took place at the governor’s office as a result of the Shebesh-led rowdy protest.
Shebesh was on Wednesday questioned by police over claims by a guard she assaulted him.
She had been summoned by police over a complaint by Kazungu Changawa that Shebesh slapped him on July 17, last year at Orchid Apartments.
She arrived at the Kilimani police station in the company of her lawyer Cecil Miller and a group of women who sang praising her.
She was interrogated by DCIO George Ochuka for over three hours before being set free.
Ochuka said they will close their file and forward it to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
“We have talked with her and she has written her statement,” said Ochuka.
Changawa wrote to the DPP complaining police had failed to take action on Shebesh despite him proving she assaulted him.
The letter seeks the immediate appraisal of the status of investigations and later the prosecution to institute criminal proceedings against the assaulter.