By Steve Mkawale.
Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara has alleged a plot to eliminate him after four people accosted him on Tuesday night along State House Road in Nairobi.
Recounting his ordeal to a shocked parliament on Wednesday, Imanyara said the men who intercepted his vehicle forced him to pledge support for a presidential aspirant at gunpoint.
They ordered him to switch off his car engine, step out and kneel down with his both hands raised in the air while facing Mt. Kenya, narrated Imanyara.
"They then asked me to repeat the following word; ÂeUhuru Tuko PamojaÂf three times, which I did," said the visibly shaken legislator.
Imanyara said the incident took place at Crescent on State House Road near State House-Nairobi between 11.30 and midnight.
He claimed his tormentors vowed to chop of his head and deliver it to his wife and children if he attended two meetings-in Limuru and Meru.
"I was warned against attending the Limuru 2B meeting and a public meeting in Meru that Prime Minister Raila Odinga is scheduled to preside over," the MP claimed.
Imanyara who was seeking a ministerial statement over the threats against him, suspected the incident on Tuesday night might be linked to two meetings held at Landmark Hotel in Nairobi and attended by some members of parliament.
"The meeting identified some leaders including myself as being stumbling block to some political agenda but am willing to die for defending the constitution and I will not allow some MPs to force me to support certain individuals with presidential ambitions," MP vowed.
"I will not be cowed and I will not be stopped from implementing this constitution. The Government must investigate this incident and state what measures it is taking to protect the people," said Imanyara.
Internal Security and Provincial Administration Assistant Minister Orwa Ojode rattled the House when he insinuated that MPs were to blame for not making use of security personnel deployed to guard them.