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MP claims his life in danger

11 February 2015, 09:11 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – Dagoretti North MP, Simba Arati, has expressed fear for his life and claimed that some elected leaders are plotting his assassination because of his stand in the fight against land grabbing in his constituency.

Arati alleged that a Senator and some MPs (whom he declined to name) linked to grabbing of a seven-acre piece of land in Lavington suburb have been holding a series of meetings to plan his elimination after he ignored their attempts to stop him from pursuing the matter.

“It is not the first time I report that my life is in danger. A Senator and a number of Members of Parliament have been threatening me, held several meetings plotting my death and vowed that a by-election must be held in my constituency,” said Arati.

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Arati noted that he has already reported the threats at Kilimani Police Station and written a complaint statement at the Criminal Investigations Department.

He cited one incidence where an X-Trail car assigned to assailants pursued him but his bodyguards were alert to deal with the situation. Arati said he gave the vehicle’s registration number to the police for investigations after reporting the incident.

“On one occasion, I was warned to stop pursuing the seven-acre Lavington land grabbing issue by somebody who claimed was from State House and a close ally of the Director of Criminal Investigations, Ndegwa Muhoro,” said Arati.

“However, when I inquired from Muhoro, I was told the person was only a busy-body at State House and not the President’s political adviser as he alleged,” he added.

The Dagoretti North MP asked the government to provide him with more security and vowed to not relent on the fight against land grabbing.

He also warned elected leaders to desist from the outdated ways of eliminating people fighting against corruption in the country.

He was speaking to the press at Parliament Buildings after the House resumed Tuesday from the December holiday break.

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