, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – An aspirant for the Mwingi Central parliamentary seat has threatened to sue former Law Society of Kenya Chairman Eric Mutua over allegations that he was responsible for a plot to kill him as a result of a confrontation the duo had on Friday.
Speaking during a Press Conference, Gideon Mulyungi refuted the claims by Mutua terming them as false and said he will institute legal proceedings should the former LSK leader fail to retract his statement and apologise to him within seven days.
The former Permanent Secretary distanced himself from the fracas witnessed in Nguni Ward when Eric Mutua’s campaign manager allegedly assaulted a local resident during a political rally by the former LSK leader in the area.
“It is crystal clear that the allegations by Eric Mutua are mere political sideshows and a myriad of catacombs meant to taint my image and malign my reputation through cheap political propaganda and tactics of a shrewd lawyer turned politician, to divert the attention of a criminal offence,” read a statement by Mulyungi.
According to Mulyungi, his decision to intervene in the plight of the assaulted local is what angered Mutua and his team who he says attempted to block his access to the crime scene.
The conflict between the two leaders became more pronounced when both declared their intentions to seek the Mwingi Central parliamentary seat using the Wiper Party in a bid to oust the incumbent MP Joe Mutambu who defected to the newly formed Jubilee Party.
The mayhem coming on the backdrop of Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Mashujaa Day statement to defectors to fully move to the Jubilee Party and desist from fuelling chaos from within.
“We have no issue with those who defected to Jubilee including our host today, Governor Mutua. All I can say is that nobody should be surprised when leaders go home for forsaking their people,” said Kalonzo during the Mashuujaa Day celebrations at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos.
Mulyungi who described himself as a stalwart supporter of the Wiper Leader also accused his opponent of being used by the rivals of the party to destabilize the party.
“We’re both competing under Wiper although him (Mutua) is more allied to Jubilee,” Mulyungi alleged. “He’s being helped by the incumbent MP Joe Mutambu to fight me. In fact he (Mutua) moves with the CDF staff of Joe Mutambu.”
As the differences between two aspirants continue to heighten political temperatures, it remains to be seen how the Wiper leadership will handle the matter bearing in mind that the two contenders have continued to lionize the Wiper leader in a bid to gain popularity and preference.