My life is in danger -Ekuru Aukot

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot at a past function. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]
Former Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has claimed that his life is in danger after armed thugs raided his Lavington office on Thursday night.

The ‘Punguza Mzigo’ initiative boss, said on Friday, he was seeking an audience with the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over the incident.

‘Punguza Mzigo’ is an initiative by the Thirdway Alliance party leader that seeks to amend the constitution and reduce the burden on taxpayers by trimming the Government.

On Friday, Aukot, told the Standard that he would seek an audience with the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over the incident.

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He however did not reveal what intervention he will be seeking from the top cop when and if he meets him.  It is most likely that Aukot will be seeking to have security guards assigned to him.

The Thirdway Alliance leader said six armed men, who were covering their faces with masks raided his office on Thursday at around 8pm.

The men who were armed with guns are reported to have stolen a computer and a mobile phone belonging to the party Secretary General Fredrick Okango.

Aukot said the laptop contained vital information. There are no secrets in the laptop as much of the information in the computer has been shared to the public by the party.

On Thursday night, Aukot in a tweet said thugs had raided the party offices on Chalbi drive and shot at Okango.

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On Friday, he revealed that Okango managed to rescue himself from the attackers and hid inside a toilet.

“The men had threatened to shoot Okango if he did not come out of the toilet,” Aukot said.

Asked what he thinks was the motive of the attack, Aukot said: “The men were armed with big guns, it is now out there for people to judge.”

Dagoretti DCI chief Francis Wanjau said police investigations had revealed that no shots were fired by the alleged attackers.

He said preliminary investigations have indicated that the attack was a robbery incident and not targeting Aukot or his aides.

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Senior police officers from Muthangari and Dagoretti police divisions visited the scene on Thursday night and recorded statements of the three men at the premises.

The thugs are said to have used an open area behind the office which is under construction to gain access into the premises.

The building does not have CCTV cameras.

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