Embattled Jubilee Politician Claims Life in Danger

  • Nairobi county assembly majority leader Abdi Guyo on Monday, October 14, reported to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu in the company of Pangani MCA Peter Wahinya to record a statement over threats to his life.

    The embattled MCA claimed he had been receiving threat messages from people he did not recognise and that unknown people had been trailing his car and monitoring his moves.

    Chaos descended upon city hall on Wednesday, October 2, following the return of county assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi that Guyo was strongly opposed to. Guyo remitted that the chaos was well orchestrated and that the goons that stormed city hall were paid.

    Nairobi county assembly majority leader on Monday, October 14 reported to DCI headquarters to record a statement on threats to his life.

    Addressing the media outside the DCI headquarters, Guyo told reporters that he was taking precautions to ensure he stayed clear of any harm.

    "I have come here to report threats to my life since chaos broke out at the assembly last week," he told the press.

    In reference to the City Hall drama on Wednesday, Guyo pointed out that footage from the incident would prove the people that beat up Timothy Muriuki were the same goons that were chanting 'Guyo must go'. 

    On Thursday, October 3, the majority leader said Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko would be to blame 'if anything happened to him.'

    The Jubilee MCA found himself the subject of a letter dated Friday, October 4, from Nairobi Mike Sonko to county assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi purportedly taking his majority leader position away.

    The letter accuses the majority leader of undermining the county government through intimidation, interference and cajoling of staff making it difficult for Jubilee to fulfill its manifesto in the county.

    In the letter, which was also been copied to Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, Sonko said Hamza MCA Mark Ndung’u would take over from Mr Guyo. Ndung'u was among the leaders that welcomed the return of speaker Beatrice Elachi after 13 months on the sidelines.