Political and human rights activist Boniface Mwangi on Sunday, October 24, explained why he suspected Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, as the man behind the recent alleged bombing of his Athi River family home.
The activist disclosed that Mutua was aware of the construction of the house since its inception in 2018.
He claimed that former Machakos first lady Lilian Ng'ang'a had visited the house on a number of occasions, noting that they had been friends since 2004.Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua (left) and ex-wife Lilian Ng'ang'a at his birthday party on August 22, 2021.File
"I know the governor knows I am building there (this is no proof of any wrongdoing). When they were still an item (with Lilian), she visited the site with the governor’s security and chase cars.
"And he knows I’ve been there since 2018. It’s because since 2018 I’ve been tweeting about the road heading there," he stated.
Mwangi added that those behind the bombing of his house must have been well-connected and powerful individuals.
"The reason the Directorate of Criminal Investigations sent a bomb squad to the farm was that there were explosives there.
"The only people who are trained in this country to use explosives are the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, Recce Squad and the military. Your ordinary police officers don’t have those things," he added.
While Mwangi stated that he is not afraid of death, he noted that he was afraid of his children's future. He preempted that his children would be trolled if he were to die.
"They’ll be told that I wished to die. I don’t wish to die. Ideally, I would love to be living my own life, enjoying it without being threatened," he continued.
Mwangi added that his family had been living in fear since the unfortunate turn of events which took place on Wednesday night, October 20.
Following his accusations, Mutua sent him a letter, demanding an apology from the activist.
Mutua termed a video published by Mwangi as libelous, defamatory, and aimed at soiling his otherwise good reputation.
“That you retract and pull down all of the said libelous and defamatory publications, of and concerning our client in the same prominence as in the offensive publications,” read part of Governor Mutua's statement.Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua (right) and a Machakos Boys High School alumnus attend a meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.Alfred Mutua Press Teambomb death suspect
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