By Peter Mutai
Bett said police have taken long to investigate claims by Miguna in January that he ( Bett), Higher Education Minister Margret Kamar and Energy Assistant minister Magerer Langat had plotted to have him killed.
He, at the same time, said it was sad Miguna had opted to ‘flee’ the country when the police were looking for him to record statements over claims he had evidence on Kenya’s post-election violence of 2008.
Speaking to the press in Kericho, the minister said he had been waiting for the police to conclude their investigation for the last six months since he recorded a statement over Miguna’s claims.
In January, a journalist from a local media house (not The Standard) forwarded to him a text message allegedly from Miguna seeking his comments on the matter.
The SMS read in part: “I’ve just been credibly informed of an ODM strategy meeting in Eldoret on Tuesday Sat Jan 14 from 5 - 9:15 pm, chaired by Hon (Prof) Margaret Kamar, Minister for Higher Education, at which the meeting discussed and resolved that Miguna should be murdered”.
The message further said that the purported meeting was attended by representatives of Bett and Energy Assistant minister Magerer Langat, a Mr Kemboy, a Ms Lemusha and a prominent Eldoret physician.
Coward and liar
“But before that, a systematic scheme to malign and slander him in the media claiming that he suffers from personality disorder should be unleashed. One of the participants, whose conscience refused to go along with the scheme has disclosed the information to me,” the sms claimed.
On Tuesday, Bett said Miguna was a coward and a liar, saying he fled the country after he knew he could not substantiate his wild allegations over Raila as contained in his sensational book “Peeling Back The Mask”.