‘There are plans to harm me but I will not be intimidated,’ a defiant Nyoro says


'There are plans to harm me but I will not be intimidated,' a defiant ...
FILE PHOTO | Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro at a past event at Kaganda Secondary School

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro now claims that his life is in danger but says he will not be intimidated.

Speaking in court on Tuesday, the lawmaker narrated how a contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) officers camped outside a local TV station on Monday night where he had gone for an interview.

“You can’t convince me that 150 GSU personnel can come to Kiharu to arrest just one person without orders from a higher level…,” said Nyoro who had appeared at the Muranga Law Courts.

His lawyers said his presence in court was out of an abundance of caution which in legal terms means a move to forestall some perceived risk.

Nyoro continued: “My car and those of my friends accompanying me for the interview had our tires deflated and windows shattered.

He further told the court how he was bundled into a Subaru that was followed by an entourage of police Land Rovers vehicles.

On getting to Kenol, Nyoro said the car suddenly stopped and so did the entourage.

Moments later, one of the officers who was on phone seemingly receiving instructions was heard saying: “yes sir” before the vehicles turned around and returned to Murang’a where he was released.

“There are plans to harm me but I will not be intimidated… I am grateful that am here alive and talking… I am a law abiding citizen and if found as having broken the law and if found guilty of any crime, don’t send GSU officers, just tell me I will take myself to court,” said Nyoro.

The Kiharu MP questioned why he was ferried from Murang’a and then to Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi County.

“I would like to tell our Interior PS Kibicho, because I know what am saying, mimi sio mjinga and I know what I am saying is something I can substantiate, please let us not engage our police force in political issues,” he said.

“They called me telling me they have dropped the charges but I insisted that we have to come to court and ensure that it is a legal process and not a trap,” he added.

His lawyer Senator Irungu Kang’ata confirmed that he had indeed received a call indicating that the charges against Nyoro had been dropped.

However, Nyoro revealed that the incident had left him jittery.

“I am terrified, I have not slept and I am feeling very bad because I know this is political. If you have issues with me politically, lets meet in Kiharu, but don’t use government instruments to intimidate me,” Nyoro told the court.

 

 

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