Steve Mbogo, a former Starehe parliamentary aspirant on an ODM ticket has made many Kenyans unhappy.

A picture of him holding a rifle at the scene of the suspected terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive, has caught the attention of many Kenyans on social media.


KOT want to know what his role there was and why he was holding a sophisticated firearm.

Steve Mbogo has now spoken out about the viral picture in an interview with EDaily who reached out to him on phone that Tuesday evening.

He said he went there willing to help.

I am a licensed firearms holder. I was running my errands near the dusitD2 Hotel here in Nairobi, when I learnt that the facility was under a terror attack. Because I was in a position to help, given I have good knowledge on how to handle firearms and protect myself against such situations, I went in to help in the rescue operations. If you are asking in what capacity I was there, I would tell you: I was there as a civilian, who is mandated by law to handle firearms

The other major concern for Kenyan was if Steve Mbogo always walks around with heavy firearm

Such questions are not relevant as of now

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DusitD2 on Riverside hotel was attacked by unknown gunmen, said to be six in number, at 3pm Tuesday and Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which has left several wounded with some occupants feared dead.

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