Muthama: My life is in danger

Muthama claims that there are suspicious vehicles trailing his movements within Nairobi. The former joint government chief whip also complained of having received death threats from unknown people/FILE

Muthama claims that there are suspicious vehicles trailing his movements within Nairobi. The former joint government chief whip also complained of having received death threats from unknown people/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 15 – Machakos County Senator elect Johnson Muthama now claims his life is in danger and is asking the Inspector General of Police to reinstate his security detail which has been withdrawn.

Muthama claims that there are suspicious vehicles trailing his movements within Nairobi. The former joint government chief whip also complained of having received death threats from unknown people.

The Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) luminary told a news conference at his private office in Gigiri that he has already written to David Kimaiyo through lawyer John Khaminwa seeking to have his security enhanced.

“He has noticed of late that strange vehicles are trailing his movements in the city. He is therefore living in fear and particularly in view of the fact that the government security arrangements which used to offer him protection have been withdrawn,” reads a later dated March 13.

The letter which is also copied to the Head of the Civil Service Francis Kimemia and Attorney General Githu Muigai further added: “Our instructions are to request you respectfully to consider seriously re-instating the previous security arrangements at his house and office.”

Muthama who was questioned by the police on Thursday over statements he made in Kibera earlier in the week claims the summons were orchestrated by unnamed powerful individuals.

“I was told that they were supposed to be carrying out further investigations and if they find there is evidence they will summon me back. But the issue here is not what I said but it is a way of intimidating me,” he said.

The newly elected Senator also claimed emissaries had been sent to persuade him to change his political stand.

He has further refuted claims that he is facing hate speech charges saying that there is no concrete evidence with the police, and reiterated that he will cooperate with officers in their ongoing investigations.

A police statement authored by Police Superintendent William Nangulu, who is currently the Makadara District Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO), states that Muthama is connected to the alleged hate speech offence or has information that may assist the police in their investigations.


Laban Wanambisi is a Parliamentary and Political reporter. He joined the Capital Newsteam in 2005. Since then, he has reported on many of the major news events over the years including his first major assignment covering the 2005 National Referendum on the Draft Constitution, and several other subsequent key national and international events.

  • Nnani

    Ooh Puuulizz …….give us a break just tame your Big Mouth and learn to respect others as worthy competitors..

  • MMK

    So what did he say in Kibera?

    • Duncan Muchina

      He didn’t say. He spewed.

  • Duncan Muchina

    This guy has evolved into some monster of sorts. I have no clue why he has chosen to go rogue at this point in his life

    • Gathii

      The high stakes of the presidential election loss!

  • angelo njue

    i dont pity him,he is always threatening other people.taste of his medicine.scared like chicken which has seen mongrel.


    He can burn..Its not the first time he has been arrested for hate speeches….It was a matter of time.On his life being in danger,well, he has right of protection….so the government should provide security.BUT,he should get a taste of what his walloping mouth threatens the citizens.

  • Jakonyango

    So they want him dead? May be they will die before him…. who knows…God has ways of rewarding evil plans.

  • Walter Okoth

    Most of the people commenting here are jubilee. They always use abusive language whenever they say a word

  • Robert Muthami Kithuku

    IEBC officials have been caught red handed doctoring the Form 35 at a basement office at the kenyatta University business centre. right now students are on strike..

    • charlesk

      What I saw in the news does not jibe with your version of events. But it is important to give you the benefit of the doubt.

      More importantly, I would encourage you to report whatever information you may have either to the police or to the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission.

      We must not allow electoral offences to go unpunished.

    • Kwessi Pratt

      I dont buy that at all. Propaganda is in the works here to create a fake situation to the effect that election was stolen. Polling meterials, with exception of results, are for a while left in nearby stores in the polling area. Thats exactly what happened at Kenyatta university. However, when desperate CORD – “discord guys!”, heard or incited the self-serving situation, they made sure it was blow out of proportion. Its noteworthy university students were engaged by IEBC as clerks and other officials. Its thus very easy for them to be used to discredit election process that was declared free and fair by all.

    • MohanMathew

      I think the KU business centre pix is a doctored one/photoshopped. It may also be computer generated.

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  • peter

    This guy should be arrested in the first place for the hate speeches he made at the CORD rally and in Kibera. What is there to investigate when it was live on TV, this is a joke, I even remember the exact words he said and I quote “Mimi siogopi”.

  • Emmy Sawe

    This guy can say anything.Its not like he’s been scared. He is looking for sympathy from Kenyans which he can’t get. Carry your own cross brother. We want a peaceful Kenya. What a mouth!

  • disqus_W2Y9jzMk7L

    Analogue politics= Fear mongering + rubble rousing
    Digital politics= Dialogue + togetherness

  • Kwessi Pratt

    Muthama should just forget the theatrics. We know his pronouncements have not only bordered on incitement, but have been quite inciting. Its only natural that now that security agencies have noticed his unacceptable incitement, to turn to another page! Kenyans dont want that at all! We also know he is the one who drove Hon. Kalonzo to Raila Odinga, the bad mannered feared guy of our politics. How he hoped for such person to be elected president of the Republic is hard to imagine! Kenyans know for sure where they can get uninterrupted peace. Thats why they had to close shop fearing only one man! Infact, business is pretty bitter that Raila’s antics have continued to hurt their businesses. That Raila is not concerned about such a situation is also not in doubt. And now that the dye is cast, one wonders how he can ever make up for lost votes! Muthama needs to be told, in no uncertain terms, that Kenyans are NOT interested in any shred of radical behavior at all. Either he confines himself within democratic decency, or those who voted him senator are likely to regret electing him. How come he is the only one using extremely dirty language? Even his very own bosses whom he purports to protect havent gone that far!! His political career, not his life!, is pretty threatened by improper conduct indeed!!!!

  • Obsava

    Psalms 73:9 (KJV) – They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth, Psalms 73:10 (KJV) – Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

  • Obsava

    Pr 17:20 (KJV) He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. Proverbs 21:23 (KJV) Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.