UDA goons suspected of burning Ngunyi’s house
Goons suspected to have been hired by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) early Wednesday night set ablaze a house belonging to political commentator Mutahi Ngunyi.
In a tweet, Ngunyi wondered how Deputy President William Ruto’s ally, Dennis Itumbi got to know of the incident merely 16 minutes after the house was set ablaze.
He inferred Itumbi, who calls himself the chief hustlers’ spokesman knew of the plot.
Ngunyi tweeted: My FREN @OleItumbi MY house in Runda for 27 years WENT on FIRE at 1.45 am. You TOLD the Hustlers at 2.01 am. About 16 minutes LATER. That is after I talked about KIAMBAA violence of 2008 on 5th Estate. Here is a BETTER picture than the one you POSTED. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/w95WiY34H0
The house of the renowned Kenyan political analyst was located in Runda, Nairobi.
Ngunyi, taking to social networking site Twitter later on, said the house caught flames at around 1:45am.
The outspoken political analyst revealed that he had lived in the said house for 27 years.
Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi had earlier tweeted notifying the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) about the fire, further telling Ngunyi that “I can only pray that you suffer the least damage and be safe.”
Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save @MutahiNgunyi Runda House from FIRE. @NMS_Kenya quick action for a guy who supports you if nothing else. Hope the man is safe and family OK. Other than the tweet, I can only pray that you suffer the LEAST damage and be safe! pic.twitter.com/cqGmZSU6ic
The incident came a day to the hotly contested Kiambaa by-election where Jubilee Party has fielded Kariri Njama.
The UDA has fielded John Njuguna Wanjuku who is rumuored to be Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua’s son.