As the war of words between the different political factions in the country intensifies, fears are now rife that the rhetoric may escalate and spill into something more dangerous. Just days after the Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli made incredible remarks that Deputy President planned to reject the 2022 poll results, and is in the process of importing guns from a neighbouring country in preparation for this, now former Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has come up with some controversial claims of his own.
The recently ousted former nominated Senator who had previously been representing People Living with Disabilities, was speaking on Radio Jambo’s weekly political show Mazungumzo Wazi Wazi which is hosted by Bramwell Mwololo. Also in the studio was Amani National Congress party official Mulama, lawyer and activist Brian Weke, and joining through the phone was embattled Thirdway Alliance founder Ekuru Aukot.
Isaac Mwaura commented that Brian Weke, who had always purported to be a defender of the rule of law had been uncharacteristically quiet even in the face of an unprecedented crackdown on judicial officers following the arrests of Judges Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule. He then went ahead to speculate that the change in his behaviour was perhaps because he was now part of the government, and had reportedly received a lucrative tender from the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.
When the show’s host, Bramwell Mwololo, warned him to be careful with such allegations lest he got Brian Weke’s house burned down, Mwaura speedily shot back, saying that only Mutahi Ngunyi’s house had been burned.
Although he appeared to dispute the version that the fire was from an accidental cause, he didn’t specify who he believed was behind the fire. Instead, he went ahead to state that Mutahi Ngunyi was now walking around heavily armed with guns.
He finished by wondering sarcastically whether Ngunyi had turned from a political analyst to a police reservist.