Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa reacts to invasion of Kenyatta’s family land
National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichungwa has distanced himself from claims he was behind the raid at former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northlands family farm.
The vocal politician, in an interview with Standard, now claims that his earlier remarks about the invasion of Uhuru’s property were taken out of context.
He even noted that he is open to investigation.
He clarified that he was voicing the concerns of the people on the ground.
“If anyone suspects that I had a role to play in the Northlands invasion, then I am open to investigation. The police can access my phone to establish whom I spoke to if I did any mobilization or which place I visited on or before Monday 27, 2023,” said Ichungwa.
He noted that just like any other Kenyan, he was shocked when he learnt about the invasion incident through social media.
“I first saw on social media the reports claiming that unknown people had invaded the former president’s farm. That was around 11:30 am. I had to wait for mainstream media to verify and file accurate reports. It was after a local TV station aired live footage of what was happening at the farm that I got to know that the incident had indeed taken place,” Ichung’wah explained.
This came just a few weeks after a video of the Kikuyu lawmaker emerged as he publicly warned that former president Kenyatta’s vast family land could be invaded by locals.
In the viral video, Ichungwa said that if the former president continues to finance the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya protest, then his expansive land could be invaded.
“I want to ask our former president to respect other people’s property. If you cannot do that, we have so many questions to ask you starting with the land you occupy in Ruiru, Taita Taveta, and Nakuru. If you attack people’s property, we will also attack your land and ensure those that do not also get a share.”