WATCH: The day Kimani Ichungwa warned Uhuru his farm could be invaded
Kikuyu lawmaker Kimani Ichungwa once publicly warned that locals could invade former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s vast family land.
And it came to pass.
In an undated video that has trended online, Ichungwa, a close ally of President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, is seen and heard warning the former Head of State that his expansive land could be invaded if he continues supporting and financing the Azimio demonstrations.
“I want to ask our former president to respect other people’s property,” said Ichungwa.
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 have also get a share.”
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Nairobi News could not immediately ascertain when and where Ichungwa uttered those remarks.
The tough-speaking Ichungwa has, however, consistently accused former president Uhuru Kenyatta of financing the opposition protests led by Raila Odinga.
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He has, however, yet to share proof.
Mr Odinga has, in the meantime, repeatedly denied the claims while the former president has stayed away from the verbal confrontation.
On March 27, 2023, hundreds of people invaded the Kenyatta family’s Northlands farm in Ruiru.
The farm is located along the Eastern Bypass in Kiambu county.
Some of the intruders who were armed cut down trees using power saws and made away with an unknown number of livestock before setting a section of the farm on fire.
Journalists who were filming the incident were chased and a Nation Media Group reporter was injured in the fracas.
A number of leaders led by Narok senator Ledama Olekina have condemned the incident.
Mr Odinga, whose family business was also attacked around the same time, has described the incidents as cowardly.
The motive behind the attack, which happened at around the same time Mr Odinga was leading countrywide demonstrations, has yet to be revealed.
Police are also yet to comment on the matter.
Nairobi News could not ascertain whether there was a link between Ichungwa’s words and the attack.
This Kimani Ichungwa on 19th March pic.twitter.com/G7owy6aI7I
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