My Life is In Danger - Alice Wahome Opens Up on Death Threats

  • Kandara MP Alice Wahome addresses the media after representing Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in court on Monday, January 13, 2020. File
  • Kandara MP Alice Wahome on Wednesday, January 15 opened up on alleged death threats she received in recent weeks.

    Speaking in Kandara town, the lawmaker accused leaders in the Kieleweke faction of the Jubilee Party of plotting against her life since she came out strongly against President Uhuru Kenyatta accusing him of stifling freedoms and democracy.

    Wahome alleged that she received a menacing phone call from an unidentified man who threatened to kill her. 

    Kandara MP Alice Wahome speaks on January 15, 2020 in Kandara Town where she issued bursary cheques
    Kandara MP Alice Wahome speaks on January 15, 2020 in Kandara Town where she issued bursary cheques

    “A man called me last week and threatened to kill me. Some leaders allied to Kieleweke are after my life and, should my constituents fail to locate me, they should be interrogated over my whereabouts," Wahome told her constituents.

    Wahome spoke at an event where bursary cheques were issued to needy students.

    After 22 students were arrested at the venue, Wahome claimed that the individuals were hired goons paid to disrupt her event.

    “They had sent goons to try and interrupt my event of issuing bursary cheques but our intelligence recognised them and we called police who arrested 22 of them.

    "Let them know that I will not be cowed or intimidated by their evil schemes. Let them also know that I am guarded and we shall face each other,” she stated.

    A correspondent from the area who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke confirmed that the students arrested were from a recognized university.

    “The students were arrested in the morning after they were allegedly dropped at the event by rivals of the home MP.

    “After questioning by locals, it was established that none of them was from the area. They could not answer simple questions and this arose suspicion,” he noted.

    Kandara MP Alice Wahome pictured addressing a past rally
    Kandara MP Alice Wahome pictured addressing a past rally