Police investigate Boniface Mwangi ‘bombed’ house
Police say they are investigating an incident in which activist Boniface Mwangi’s home in Machakos County was reportedly bombed by unknown people.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, the activists claimed unknown people – whom he described as thugs – bombed the house which was still under construction.
Mwangi claims the attackers used improvised explosive devices.
They also reportedly shot and robbed his workers.
He shared what he claimed were unused IED cables abandoned at the scene.
The workers say the attackers also shot at the scene but no injury was reported with pictures of the scene showing the foundation of the structure slightly sunk.
“I’m not a criminal. I don’t do deals. I have never compromised my values. The State has blown up the house my family was building. The bullets, the explosives they used are on the scene. So what kind of a country are we living in?” said Mwangi.
Mwangi now wants police to investigate the incident and arrest those behind the same.
“Four years ago they shot me. Yesterday they bombed my family home. Everything I do and say is protected by the constitution. They can take away my everything but I will never stop speaking truth to power. I need your solidarity, demand answers from the police,” he said.
“All I ask is an open and transparent investigation. If speaking the truth will get me killed, I’m ready to die.”
Speaking about the incident, former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said the state is mandated to provide safety for all citizens.
“Boniface Mwangi is my comrade-friend-son. He called me last night. He was wailing. So was his family. So, now our families are not safe. They’ve never been. A State that cannot guarantee the safety of both our lives and property is illegitimate,” he said.