Stop Sending Spy Drones to My House - Gov Kibwana

  • Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana
    File image of Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana
  • Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has raised concern over what he claimed to be a well-orchestrated espionage activity around his home.

    In a statement on Twitter on Wednesday, November 18, Governor Kivutha stated that he had seen drones hovering about his official residence, and had since reportedd the matter to the police.

    “Electronic gadgets in the house are compromised. As it was during Moi and NCEC, so it is now. I have repeatedly made this public and reported to authorities. I will not be intimidated,” he claimed

    File image of a drone
    File image of a drone

    Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen raised similar concerns.

    The Senator made a rather sarcastic request to individuals he claimed were carrying similar espionage activities on him.

    “Please share the beautiful aerial photos and come home through the main gate for a cup of tea, but make sure you carry your mask. Thank you and God bless,” he stated in a message to drone operators.

    The two politicians claimed that they were being targeted for ostensibly opposing the proposals in the Building Bridges Report.

    The Makueni Governor seems to have found favour with Deputy President William Ruto and his allies, joining the push to open the BBI document for amendments, 

    “If the Jubilee - ODM government does not facilitate a genuine national conversation on the proposed BBI law changes, I will be one among millions of Kenyans who oppose the Handshake Constitution. The 2010 Constitution must be saved and implemented fully,” Kivutha demanded. 

    He claimed that ODM leader Raila Odinga had been chosen to popularise the BBI report because he had no formal position in the government, adding that the state can only use the Parliament to amend the Constitution. 

    In a challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kivutha wondered why the government had to resort to changing the constitution yet allocation of 35% of the national budget to the counties could be done through the Cabinet and National Treasury. 

    During a funeral service in Kalamba, Makueni County over the weekend, to which Kivutha was ferried to using Ruto’s chopper, the governor called out leaders from regions backing the BBI report saying that the community was largely ignorant of what the document contained. 

    Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana stepping out of Deputy William Ruto's helicopter.
    Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana stepping out of Deputy William Ruto's helicopter.