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Kalonzo meets, forgives man who threatened his family

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday met a man who threatened his family during the campaign period ahead of last year’s General Election.

Mr Musyoka was accompanied by his lawyers when he met with Moses Munyalo, alias Mose, who published a viral audio of himself threatening Kalonzo’s family.

“This afternoon and in the company of my legal team, I met with Moses Munyalo alias Mose at the SKM Command Centre. The young man had recorded an audio that went viral on social media whereby he threatened my family and I at the height of the electioneering period. He was arrested and charged by the police,” Mr Musyoka said in a statement.

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“Following deep reflection, particularly on the words of Colossians 3:13 (Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you), at my request we sat down at the same table together. Mose has apologized to my family and me; and I have forgiven him just as the Lord continues to forgive me. I pray for Mose and seek God’s continued guidance and counselling on his young life,” Musyoka said.

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka (right) when he met Moses Munyalo, the self-styled Kitui County Youth Movement leader. PHOTO | COURTSEY

In June 2021, Mr Musyoka filed to sue the youth leader who threatened him. Mr Munyalo, a self-styled Kitui County Youth Movement leader, was charged with posting an audio clip on WhatsApp which threatened and demeaned Mr Musyoka.

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The Wiper Party leader recorded a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on how he received eight missed calls from an unknown number on the afternoon of July 17 and he decided to call back. It was then that Munyalo answered the phone call and proceeded to threaten and warn him of dire consequences.

The campaign season ahead of last year’s General Election was particularly divisive. Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition Raila Odinga, with the backing of Mr Musyoka, unsuccessfully ran for the presidency against President William Ruto.

The tense campaigns were filled with tribal insults, accusations and counter accusations of corruption and religious intolerance.

President Ruto beat Mr Odinga with about 200,000 votes in the closely contested race, with the Azimio leader refusing to concede defeat.

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