Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has denied having any plot to kill Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati.
While distancing himself from the claims, Sudi alleged that he was, in fact, the victim adding that Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and Arati had planned to have him taught a lesson during the mini poll.
“I have heard Arati saying that Sudi wants to kill him…what will I gain from killing a useless person like Simba Arati? Posed Sudi.
Instead, Sudi challenged Arati, together with ODM party leader Raila Odinga, to lead by example in embracing peace as one way of ensuring that the handshake entered with President Uhuru Kenyatta lives to its promises.
The lawmaker also castigated Arati saying they will not shy away from touring the constituency in the future. He revealed that the Jubilee Party was soon going to hold a thanksgiving rally in Kibra for the votes Mariga garnered.
Sudi decried the violence witnessed in Kibra during the by-election adding that it kept away many of Jubilee’s fans from voting, something he said contributed to Mariga’s defeat.
“If Kibra by-election was to be held just like any other election, Mariga could have won by far…but Simba Arati together with his goons were walking around threatening voters against voting for Macdonald Mariga,” communicated Sudi.
Sudi’s reactions came after Arati claimed that his life is in danger. Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony of MP-elect Bernard Okoth Imran at DC grounds in Kibra on Sunday, October 10, the MP claimed that he received a phone call from Sudi who allegedly told him his life is on the line.
“Oscar Sudi called me and told me that they will kill me. I know on whose behalf he was talking for. But I’m not shaken, there is nothing they can do otherwise I am ready,” remarked Arati.
He also exuded confidence that he will not be cowed by intimidation saying he was ready to take them on. Arati revealed that he was going to tour Bungoma, (his mothers home) as well as Sudi’s backyard including holding a political rally in Eldoret town.
“Bungoma is my mother’s homeland. I will set my feet in Bungoma to see what you will do. I will also hold a political rally in Eldoret and you will do nothing about it,” remarked Arati amid cheers from the crowd.
His sentiments came after a section of youth and bodaboda riders from Kimilili in Bungoma strongly condemned him over attacks on their MP, Didmus Barasa, and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.
The youth warned that they will not allow Arati to set foot in Bungoma until he formally apologises to the two leaders and electorates for the heinous act.
Arati has been accused by William Ruto’s Tanga-tanga brigade of inciting youths in Kibra to attack and chase away some of the leaders who were overseeing the by-election on behalf of the Jubilee candidate.
In the video footage, Arati was captured shaking hands with some Jubilee leaders then shortly an altercation ensued leading to a push and pull. The leaders have continued to call for his arrest.