January 20, 2021

Investigate Mutua Security Threats; Coast Residents Tell Government

A section of Coast residents in a Mombasa hotel on Tuesday. The residents were reacting to Machakos county governor Alfred Mutua's murder threats. Image, Raymond Mwakwaya

By The Coast Newspaper Team

A section of coast residents want the government to conduct thorough investigations to the claims by Machakos county governor Alfred Mutua that his life is in danger.

Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, the supporters of the governor called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to conduct comprehensive investigations into the matter saying they cannot be wished away as they can threaten the implementation of the building bridges initiative BBI.

On Monday the governor alleged that National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and his Senate counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen issued verbal threats to his life on two occasions at State House.

Emmanuel Chengo one of the concerned citizens wants the government to reinforce Mutua’s security detail.

Chengo further insists that the matter should be channeled to security agents for further investigation.

“We do not want to have a stumbling block in the implementation of the BBI report” Chengo noted.

On the other hand, Fredrick Chengo says there is need for a further investigation on the same.

According to him necessary steps should be taken if the claims are proved to be true.

“This is a period of the handshake, which has produced the Building Bridges Initiative, that is set to correct the wrongs the country has been going through,” said Chengo.

The residents addressing the media in a Mombasa hotel on Tuesday. Image Raymond Mwakwaya

Jonas Gunga who was present at the Tuesday Presser says there is need for the government to conduct thorough investigation so that a lasting solution could be reached at.

“The BBI report has its own challenges which the country is trying to address at the moment and this process does not need any kind of derailment such like the threats to the governor” he added.

The eloquent Governor recorded a statement at Kilimani police station on Monday citing that his life is in danger.

Frederick Thoya, another supporter of Mutua, added that many leaders in Kenya have lost their lives in mysterious ways despite raising alarm over their security.

Gunga said “to avoid any speculation and keep Kenyans calm, the government must come out and publicly and assure Governor Mutua of his safety”

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