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My Life’s in Danger , says Mwaura 

Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura showing journalists the bloody shirt he was wearing when assassination attempt was made on him on Tuesday April 18, 2017.




Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura who is vying for the Ruiru Parliamentary seat has strongly condemned Tuesday’s incident whereby some people attempted to assassinate him over political feuds.

Isaac Mwaura showing his injuries to the members of the press. Pictures by Joseph Ng’ang’a

Isaac Mwaura showing his injuries to the members of the press. Pictures by Joseph Ng’ang’a

 

Addressing the press at his home in Membly area in Ruiru town , Mwaura accused his opponent Simon King’ara and his supporters of shooting him. “I could hear gunshots in the air before I was shot on my left ear and went unconscious,” he lamented

 

“I was rushed to the Nairobi hospital where I was admitted and the doctor confirmed that the bullet was just one inch away from my brain which would have been fatal,” explained Mwaura.

 

He said that he saw his opponent Simon King’ara throwing stones at his car. King’ara and his supporters had allegedly tried to destroy a boda boda shed that he- Mwaura- had put up and that is when the confrontation begun.\

 The injured Isaac Mwaura addressing press at his home on Wednesday April 19, 2017.

The injured Isaac Mwaura addressing press at his home on Wednesday April 19, 2017.

 

He said the incident happened at the KAG church in Githurai Kimbo insisting that were it not for the police who quickly responded to his distress call, the case would be different.“As a born again Christian I have forgiven my attackers but the law should take its course. I have reported the case to the police and recorded a statement,” he said.

 

He said that there are unmarked cars that have been trailing his campaign convoys day and night and appealed to the government to protect him by apprehending his attackers. “I call upon the Inspector General (IG) Joseph Boinnet to beef up my security as my life is in danger,” he said.

 

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

 

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