Man in court for sending Christmas card with death threat to Murang’a County Commissioner


A relative of one of the directors of Kihiu Mwiri that went missing. Photo/FILE
A relative of one of the directors of Kihiu Mwiri that went missing. Photo/FILE

A middle-aged man was on Tuesday arraigned in Court for allegedly threatening to kill Murang’a County Commissioner Kula Hache and her three administrators.

Peter Mwangi Kiratu alias Anthony Maina is accused of sending a Christmas card containing a death threat to the four on December 22, 2015 through the G4S courier company.

The message in the card linked the county commissioner with the killings of directors of the Kihiu Mwiri land buying company that has been rocked by mysterious killings and disappearances, with James Macharia, Job Mwangi, and Solomon Macharia going missing since March 25, 2014.

The card also contained pictures of the four deceased directors including the dates they were allegedly murdered.

According to the charge sheet, a G4S courier service in Thika Township in Kiambu County delivered the card that was printed on the inner and rear pages to Commissioner Hache on the 15th day of December.

“We died under the watch of Murang’a County administration, the very same people who had to protect us from criminals’ bullets, let our blood be the rain that grow the earth” read the captioned on the card, which police said mounted to a threat to kill.

Mwangi, who became the second suspect to be arraigned in court for threatening Commissioner Hache, denied the accusations before Magistrate Eric Wambo and requested to be provided with the statements of witnesses.

In January, another man was arrested and arraigned in court after he threatened four administrators including Kangema Deputy County Commissioner Joel Cherop, District Officer Lydia Munyi, and Nanga location chief.

The case will be heard again on June 9th.

By Elizabeth Asasha

 

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