Security detail for Kandara MP Alice Wahome has been withdrawn, even as she insists that her life is in danger.
In a tweet yesterday, the vocal legislator confirmed the developments, saying that she has received several death threats from political enemies.
“My personal security detail has been withdrawn today. I have been receiving threatening phone messages and press conferences have been held to warn me of dire consequences. My life is in danger,” tweeted Ms Wahome.
My personal security detail has been withdrawn today. I have been receiving threatening phone messages and press conferences have been held to warn me of dire consequences.
My life is in danger. @FredMatiangi @IG_NPS @DCI_Kenya @ntvkenya @citizentvkenya @KTNNewsKE
— Hon Alice Wahome (@WahomeHon) February 3, 2020
This is the second time she is talking about death threats, the first being in January after she criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The MP said that should anything happen to her, leaders from the Kieleweke outfit would be to blame.
Ms Wahome is allied to the Tangatanga faction of Jubilee Party which supports Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 bid for the presidency.
“A man called me last week and threatened to kill me. Some leaders allied to Kieleweke are after my life and, should my constituents fail to locate me, they should be interrogated over my whereabouts,” she said.
Previously, the MP was filmed criticiseing the President, saying that the current economic hardships should be blamed squarely on the President.
“He (Uhuru Kenyatta) is on the driver’s seat and what he inherited from (Mwai) Kibaki was a rich democracy. Raila Odinga is his new political machinery and the BBI (Building Bridges Initiative) is his Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) heading to the route that has been suggested by (David) Murathe, (Francis) Atwoli and Beth Mugo,” she said.
According to Ms Wahome, the trio, Murathe, Atwoli and Ms Mugo, are speaking what is going to happen and should be taken seriously by Kenyans.
“I don’t think Murathe is dreaming. I don’t think Atwoli is speaking from nowhere. I don’t think Beth Mugo, who is a close relative of Uhuru Kenyatta, is also speaking from nowhere,” she said.
The ruling Jubilee Party has been divided in the middle since the much publicised ‘handshake’ that gave birth to the BBI, that has been seen as a motive to bar some individuals from ascending to power.
One wing led by Deputy President William Ruto, through his supporters, believe Kenyatta-Odinga unity is meant to keep dynasties in power at the expense of democracy.
The President has been silent about 2022 succession politics, with Wahome calling on him to respond.