MCAs who impeached wa Iria fear for their lives
30 October 2015, 11:02
Murang'a - Members of the Murang’a County Assembly are fearing for their lives a week after passing a motion to impeach Governor Mwangi wa Iria.
During assembly sitting, Gitugi ward representative, Duncan Njuguna presented a statement of concern saying that he had received telephone messages that he considered a threat to his security and life.
Njuguna said that the message which read “wewe, wewe jihadhari hiyo mdomo yako sana tena zaidi… (be very careful, you big-mouth)” was sent to him from a strange phone number.
He said that in appreciation of the current volatile political environment in the county, he had reported the matter to the Murang’a Criminal Investigation Department where he also recorded a police statement.
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The MCA further stated that he has done nothing wrong to warrant such kind of threats and neither had he violated the law or abused his mandate of legislation, oversight or representation.
His concerns come amid security concerns by other MCAs following last week’s impeachment.
Recently, unknown arsonists attempted to burn down a restaurant belonging to Township MCA Charles Karina, a matter that is under police investigation.
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