Police in Mombasa are investigating the murder attempt on Mvita parliamentary seat aspirant Ali Mwatsahu.
Mwatsahu was shot and seriously injured in Tudor area on Tuesday night.
The politician’s car was sprayed with about 22 bullets.
Police are investigating the motive behind the attack on the UDA politician.
He was rushed to hospital in stable condition as the hunt for the gunmen continue.
According to police, the shooting happened at about 10 pm on Tuesday and the gunmen were in two cars.
They sped off soon after the incident.
His friends termed the incident a failed assassination even as police warned against speculations.
Witnesses said he sustained gunshot wounds on his arms and legs and was rushed to a Mombasa hospital for treatment.
His family and friends said he was driving from a mosque to his house when the attack took place.
Police arrived at the scene and towed the car to the local police station.
Coast DCI boss Washington Njiiru said detectives are still gathering details on the incident.
“The scene was attended to and the politician was taken to the hospital,” Njiiru said.
Kisauni security analyst and Ziwa la Ngombe MCA aspirant Abdallah Abdulrahaman urged security agencies to expedite investigations into the attack.
“We need peace during this election. Those involved should be arrested,” he said.