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Murathe’s cartel threatened to kill me, Jubilee MP claims

Martin Murigi
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Former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe at a past event. [Source/ Robert Alai]

Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung'wa has claimed that former Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe is part of a cartel that made a threat on his life in July, last year.

The vocal legislator, who is one of Deputy President William Ruto's point men in Mount Kenya region, alleged that somebody working for the cartel which Murathe represents threatened him of dire consequences if he does not stop accompanying the DP to political rallies.

"About 8:30 pm somebody called me and told me that I am a very small person to kill and I will die if I'm seen with William Ruto again. I cancelled my flight to the United States (US) the following day and accompanied William Ruto to Kiharu (Murang'a County)," he said.

Ichung'wa said he reported the matter to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) but regretted nothing has been done eight months since the incident.

Speaking during The Big Story show on KTN on Monday night, the second-time MP further claimed the 'cartel of powerful individuals' was behind Murathe's sustained attack on Ruto but noted their efforts will amount to nothing.

"Murathe is entitled to his opinion. His opinion to me is inconsequential as to the candidature of William Ruto or any other Jubilee candidate," Ichung'wa said.

Murathe has threatened to move to the Supreme Court to block the DP from contesting in 2022, a threat various lawyers have trashed.

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