Your head will be found in Dandora, Nairobi MCA warned
Kilimani Member of the County Assembly Moses Ogote expressed fear for his life after he received phone calls threatening to behead him and throw the head at Dandora dumping site.
The MCA who is a member of the Public Accounts Committee received the calls after the committee has been probing the irregular hiring of 24 personal security to the Nairobi Governor.
The queries on the irregular hiring had been raised by the Auditor General Edward Ouko stating that the recruitment had been done unprocedurally.
“I received a call yesterday (Tuesday) and the caller asked me why I wanted the security officers out of their job. Then he said that if I don’t stop I would find my head in Dandora,”said Ogote.
Mr Ogote said that he was not against the hiring of the security officers but had been asking for their confirmation since they were on probation for over a year.
“If for instance the governor is removed from his seat, will these men go home since they don’t have appointment letters?”Ogote had asked the County Secretary during a PAC committee.
Ogeto had further asked the CS to read out the names loudly for the committee and confirm if majority had come from one ethnic group.
The PAC chairman Robert Mbatia confirmed that indeed his members of the committee had received threats with demands for him to stop the probing.
The committee has over the past week probed on the irregularities on procurement and awarding of tenders to different companies which they have linked with Governor Evans Kidero.
The procurement issues raised include the single sourcing on the repairing of the City Hall Annex lifts, E-payment system, garbage collection tenders among others.
The MCA’s fear for his life raised a heated debate at the assembly with the members claiming that City Hall inspectorate had done little to ensure the members were safe.
The Majority leader Alias Okumu said that the members had received several threats from the executive and little was being done.
The Nairobi City Assembly Speaker Alex Ole Magelo, while giving a ruling, said that the Executive had withdrawn his security when he assumed office.
“I am not ashamed to say that Mr Francis Munyamu, who is the head of security, only works for Dr Kidero. We no longer have faith in him and we rely on the National Security Officers,”said Ole Magelo.
Ole Magelo said that several members have reported threats made to them but the City Hall has ignored these complaints.
He asked the Executive to stop threatening the members since they had not originated with the report they were investigating.