Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi broke his leg on Wednesday after¬†a confrontation with Nairobi County askaris.
The MP had gone to Marikiti Market to protest alleged harassment by the city askaris.
‚ÄúMore than 15 traders had been injured so I came in trying to convince the police officers to stop harass the traders,‚ÄĚ the Starehe MP told Kenyans.co.ke
‚ÄúAs I was addressing the traders, the police threw teargas at us and that‚Äôs when I got injured as I was trying to run away from the teargas.
‚ÄúI did not even realize that I had broken my leg at the moment, I later noticed that my leg had swollen,‚ÄĚ he continued
The legislator was later taken to Karen Hospital and discharged after his foot was plastered.
The MP also noted that orders by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko¬†exempting Nairobians from toilet charges was a rushed decision.
‚ÄúNo one is complaining about paying Ksh10 for toilet charges in Nairobi,‚ÄĚ he noted.
He proposed that youth groups should run the toilets contrary to Sonko‚Äôs suggestion of giving contracts to private firms.
‚ÄúI am for the idea of empowering the youth to manage the toilets in order to create more employment opportunities,” he noted.
He indicated that groups of about 50 youth¬†had applied to manage the facilities and were still waiting for a response from the county government.