'William Ruto wants me dead like he killed Jacob Juma' Mwangi claims

Boniface mwangi requests for state security claiming the deputy president, William Ruto wants him dead.

 

Mwangi has claimed his life is in danger due to a case between him and Deputy President William Ruto.

The former photojournalist, in a statement recorded at Central Police Station, Nairobi on Friday, said that he had credible reports that he was marked for death.

“Because my life is in danger, l request state security.  I state it on record that truth will never die, that my resolve for open and accountable governance remains undone and my fight for the equality of all shall live on beyond my death,” he said in the police statement as reported by a local daily.

The activist explained how the case he filed against the DP has turned against him.

“The DP took me to court over a tweet that according to him is libellous and defamatory. The suit arising from the tweet, expressed fears that Hon William Ruto will kill me the way Jacob Juma was killed,” his statement read.

The PAWA 254 founder, went on and added as a result he is now a marked man.

“While the court is expected to determine the case independently, it is becoming clear that there is an active team commissioned to use extra judicial means to silence me.”

Last year, the Deputy President filed a defamation case against activist Boniface Mwangi over a tweet Mwangi posted linking him to Jacob Juma’s murder.

Mwangi who has expressed interest in Starehe Parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election, said that the threats had increased after the case.

Boniface Mwangi rose to national limelight, for employing unconventional ways to raise national issues such as corruption.

He for instance organized a protest march dubbed ‘occupy parliament” in 2013 where he enlisted use of pigs covered in blood to symbolize the rot and corruption ‘Mpigs’ in the Kenyan parliament.

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