“My wife was seriously beaten when she failed to explain my whereabouts. They even spent entire nights combing a maize plantation following a decision by security agents to demolish my house,” says Mr Kurgat.
“I had to lie low for the wellbeing of my family and my business,” he says.
During the 1997 General Election, he says his family was under surveillance with some of his businesses destroyed and clients threatened.
He says he comes from a family that does not tolerate injustices and other ills.
“I’m now advocating for change, but I believe the change can be initiated by others, not necessarily me,” he concludes philosophically.