Mutula claims threat to his life

June 26, 2012 6:15 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 26- Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo claims that his life is in danger.

Kilonzo who is also the Mbooni MP told a stunned Parliament on Tuesday that he had received two messages on his mobile phones telling him to “be ready to die”.

The SMS message seen by Capital FM News states in part: “Minister Mutula Kilonzo be ready to die. We were send by our boss to come to ur place RUNDA this weekend and shot you to death.”

The message contains spelling errors and in some areas the authors use american slang.

“So Mutula be ready to die this coming wkd we will even expose ur whole house in runda,” read the chilling message.

The Education Minister issued the personal statement as the MPs concluded debate on the Teachers Service Commission Bill.

He claimed that the authors of the threatening messages claimed to be working under someone who carried out Sunday’s grenade attack as well as those past attacks in Ngara, Moi Avenue and Mombasa.

The authors of the message go on to claim that “our boss works as a caretaker …on State House Road and that he is da one who send us to threten IMANYARA”

“.. He has big connection na ALL-SHABAAB He is our BOSS. We Av done many explosion with him,” the SMS message reads.

Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim who was chairing the late Tuesday parliamentary sitting advised the Minister to report the matter of the to police and further directed his security be beefed immediately in view of the threats.

Kilonzo who appeared troubled by the message said he will not be intimidated by such messages on his life, his family and his home adding that he is ready to die for a just cause .

Kilonzo joins a list of senior government officials who have in recent past claimed to have received threats.

Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara told Parliament in April of an incidence where he was accosted by four men while on his way home late at night.

Imanyara claimed the four men who came out of a stalled car along Crescent Road near State House ordered him to kneel down, face Mt. Kenya and profess his support for a leading presidential candidate failure to which they would chop off his head.

In December last year, the government has tightened security around Defence Minister Yusuf Haji and Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim following credible information that they are targeted for assassination by Al Shabaab.


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