A Tanga Tanga lawmaker has come out to reveal the message she was allegedly sent by people she believes to be hired hitmen.
The Kandara MP Alice Wahome reiterates that her life is still in danger following threatening calls and messages she had received and circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of her security in January.
While speaking during K24’s Punchline show hosted by Anne Kiguta, Wahome claimed that threats to her life were linked to her firm political stand and her remarks which she directed at President Uhuru Kenyatta in a presser on January 2.
“I believe my life is in danger because of the events surrounding the withdrawal of my security after the new year when I issued a press statement. I think the statement made very many people in the political sector uncomfortable possibly because of the things I said regarding our economy, adherence to the constitution, including the limitation of the term of the President and whether he can run again or extend his term,” she said.
She also stated that her press conference triggered many other individuals within her Kandara constituency and Murang’a county to issue attacks through the media, which according to her, were being organised and financed by a higher authority.
The vocal legislator went on to reveal that she became aware that she was a marked woman when she received two mysterious phone calls in December last year.
“Around December I received two phone calls. One did not go through, another one went off (but) when I took the third call, the caller said that he had been asked to kill me by some politicians from Nairobi,” Wahome said.
“He then sent me a text, but I didn’t take it seriously then until my security was withdrawn.”
Wahome, who is allied to the Tangatanga faction of Jubilee Party which supports Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 bid for the presidency, divulged that the hitman specifically said that they had been hired to kill her.
However, when asked whether she answered back, the MP said she hadn’t but had put it as a statement in Kandara.
She also revisited a January 15 incident in which she claimed that hired goons and university students had been ferried to disrupt her event as she issued bursary cheques in the constituency.
“There was a major attempt to disrupt the bursary ceremony. Over 22 students from the University of Nairobi and MK were ferried to the scene to cause chaos but they were arrested. It was after this incident that I started seeing issues and the people who made the statement made it clear that they would not allow me to continue with my work and issue press conferences. Of course, they can’t do that!” Wahome added.