Murang’a Senator and former Majority Chief Whip in the Senate, Irungu Kang’ata has come out to make startling claims.
Kang’ata now claims that George Koimburi is missing and the government is the reason.
Kang’ata said that George Koimburi, who is the main challenger to Jubilee’s candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Juja was nowhere to be found, and this is due to the government.
Koimburi who has vied previously for the seat, and was runners up in the 2017 poll to the eventual winner and now deceased Francis Munyua Waititu, is vying for the seat on a People’s Empowerment Party PEP ticket. The party is associated with Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria.
Koimburi has an arrest warrant out for him, and it is Kang’ata’s assertion that his is a case of forced disappearance as he is likely in hiding because he doesn’t know what will happen to him if he is caught.
None of Koimburi’s relatives have filed a missing persons report.
Koimburi is one of the more than 10 aspirants for the seat that fell vacant following the death of Francis Munyua Waititu ‘Wakapee’. The by-election is slated for May 18.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) associated with the DP abruptly pulled out of the race after initially indicating it would sponsor a candidate, only for Kuria’s party PEP to give its ticket to Koimburi.
Other contestants eyeing the Jubilee ticket are Naftaly Rugara Muiga, a lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, former Kiambu Education Minister Joseph Ng’ang’a and businessman Anthony Kirori.
The rest are independent aspirants among them 32-year-old medical doctor Joseph Gichui who is the youngest in the crowded race