A United States of America diplomat attached to US Embassy in Kenya was today arrested and detained at Central Police Station following a road-rage gun drama along Lusaka Road Nairobi.
The official whom police shielded his identity brandished a gun against a civilian following a minor accident causing panic.
Consequently, traffic police signaled the police headquarters and he was flagged down as he was diving along University Way.
At the time, he was driving his official vehicle, Land cruiser VX , registration number 29CD 701K white in colour.
He was then disarmed and booked in the station.
By yesterday evening, US Embassy was yet to release official response over the matter.
Meanwhile, a group of motorists using roads near Wilson Airport have launched an online petition to stop being charged every time they drive there.
They are opposed to a toll station that was placed outside the airport and now affects all premises near there.
They include banks, restaurants, warehouses and other entities that operate near the airport.
The petitioners want the Kenya Airports Authority to stop charging them parking fees when
They claim they are charged flat fee of Sh250 whenever one drives into the larger compound and not necessarily the airport.
“Why should I pay Sh250 when I am not driving into the airport. I run a business entity near here and I wonder why they moved the toll station to this place,” said one of the petitioners.
KAA said the road was built and maintained by the authority.
“With regard to the issue raised online alleging land grabbing at Wilson Airport; we would like to clarify that the road in question is within Kenya Airports Authority land. The road was built by KAA and is maintained by the Authority,” said a statement from KAA.
The statement said they do not wish to comment further on this matter as issues around it are pending hearing and determination by the Court.