Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri has been ordered to surrender his firearm by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
This is after the defiant Jubilee legislator was forced to record a statement at the DCI offices over his last week’s remarks on the wrangles rocking the ruling party.
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri records statement with DCI over his last week’s remarks on Jubilee wrangles, ordered to surrender firearm.
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Last week, Ngungiri said that he was not afraid of being arrested or going to jail if his only crime is backing Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid while adding that he will not tone down in the push for the DP to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“We are ready to pay the price in standing with the DP. They can arrest us but they won’t stop his bid. The BBI meeting in Kisii was Raila Odinga’s campaign using state resources the same way he turned the 2005 referendum into a political party,” said Ngunjiri who expressed fears that the opposition had been permitted to ‘hijack’ the Jubilee Party and running of the government.
“We stood with the President in 2013 and 2017. Since his truce with Raila Odinga, his synergy with the deputy and his allies faded,” he added.
“It is shocking that the president is watching in silence as his deputy is being embarrassed. The presidential appointees cannibalising Ruto should know that tables turn. They are not elected leaders and won’t last long in those offices.”
Two things that happened when Hon. Kimani Ngunjiri was away pic.twitter.com/RH2qMEYmRg
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