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How I escaped an assassination when investigating Ruaraka Land scandal – Jubilee Senator

"I was saved by people who screamed"

How I escaped an assassination when investigating Ruaraka Land scandal – Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi on Tuesday narrated how he was nearly assassinated while investigating the Ruaraka Land Scandal which was tabled before the Senate in November last year.

Wamatangi said few people knew of an incident in Eldoret where he missed death by a whisker after his tormentors attempted to use a truck to run him over and make it look like an accident.

He said the attempt on his life happened a few days before the Senate’s Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC), tabled the report.

One thing that is not known is that I almost lost my life in Eldoret during the tabling of that report. I was saved by people who screamed at me near a petrol station because I was driving a small car and a truck nearly run me over. It was intended to assassinate me but God was on my side,” the Kiambu Senator narrated.

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The report had implicated Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Education PS Belio Kipsang for irregularly compensating Nairobi businessman Francis Mburu Sh1.5 billion for land that belonged to the public.

During the tabling of the report, Jubilee Senators, with the exception of Nairobi’s Johnson Sakaja either abstained or voted against the report.

Three senators allied to Jubilee voted against the report including Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Gideon Moi (Baringo). Twenty others, including Wamatangi, abstained from the vote.

Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruyoit kicked off a storm after claiming that he was ordered by Deputy President William Ruto to lobby Jubilee Senators against the report in order to save Matiang’i.

The Interior CS, in a rare show of anger, criticized Cheruyoit at a funeral in Nyamira, accusing him of spreading “stupid lies”.

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