Man claims Gatundu North MP tried twice to kill him
| September 18th 2012
A complainant in a case where Gatundu North MP Clement Waibara is charged with conspiracy to kill last week narrated before a Nyeri court how the MP paid a group of three youth to kill him.
Bernard Chege who was a political opponent to Waibara in 2007 elections told the court that he filed a case to petition the Gatundu North election’s outcome six months after the MP was declared a winner.
Chege said it all started when Waibara filed a case in Thika in 2008 alleging that he assaulted him during the election period, a claim Chege said was false.
Chege said he received a call later in 2009 from a known criminal called Michael junior informing him that the MP had paid him Sh30,000 to execute him.
He narrated that after the information, Michael told him to go into hiding so as to reclaim the remaining amount from the MP.
Chege said he left Thika for Nakuru where he stayed with his aunt for nine months and later returned to Thika and contacted Waibara through his mobile phone.
He says Waibara was shocked to realise that he was not dead.
Waibara, Chege claimed, also hired another criminal by the name Chege to kill him, an incident that made him to report the matter to police in April 2010.
However Chege was put to task by Waibara’s counsel, Evans Ondiek who demanded he explains why it took so long to report the matter to police.
The counsel also questioned Chege on his choice of witnesses some he claimed have been involved in criminal cases.
The counsel further told the court that Chege is dishonest, accusing him of an incident where he was involved in forging a car logbook to indicate he owns it, a claim that Chege refuted.
Senior Principal Magistrate Evans Makori adjourned the hearing to November 2, when the counsel is supposed to table before the court, a court file connecting one of Chege’s witnesses with a criminal offense.
Waibara is charged that on diverse dates between April 1, 2010 and March 3 2011, in Thika town jointly with others not before court conspired to murder Bernard Chege Mburu.
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