Kenyan MP fears for his life after burglary

May 22, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Gachoka Member of Parliament Mutava Musyimi on Sunday said that he fears for his life following a burglary incident at his Nairobi home.

The MP told a media conference in Nairobi that an armed gang forced their way into his city residence on Thursday night and escaped with valuables.

"At around 0230hrs five men dressed in balaclavas armed with an AK-47 and an axe forced their way into my city residence, asked for me several times but I was not home as I was on a trip overseas," he said.

The legislator noted that the raid was carefully planned basing on the duration that the gang spent ransacking his house.

"They left the house at 5.30 (three hours later) with items of significant value. It is out of careful planning that they spent all that time in my home," he added

Although he declined to delve into the specifics of the items stolen from his home, he hinted that the thugs targeted electronic equipments and jewelry. 

Mr Musyimi also claimed that his likely candidature for the presidency in next year\’s general election could be the motive behind the attack.

"My family reported the matter to the police and I have also met the OCS," he said.

The former NCCK boss who arrived in the country on Saturday afternoon after a two week absence has also decried an increase of insecurity cases in the city.

"Sadly we all aware that instances of insecurity have increased especially here in Nairobi, it is also not lost to me that next year is an election year and if what occurred last week has anything to do with my candidature it would be very unfortunate," he added

Mr Musyimi said he will decide whether to vie for the top seat in the country after he reviews a report by his research and preparatory committee that is to be complete in the next two months.



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