MP Isaac Mwaura ‘assassinator’ speaks out

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Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura after he was injured during a fracas with youths in Githurai, April 18, 2017. PHOTO: TWITTER

The person who was accused of attempting to send nominated Member of Parliament Isaac Mwaura to an early grave, has broken his silence since the Tuesday, April 18 incident.

Mwaura who is vying in the Ruiru parliamentary seat under the Jubilee Party after decamping from ODM, accused his rival Simon King’ara of trying to assassinate him during skirmishes after supporters of the two clashed in Githurai.

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Ruiru parliamentary aspirant Simon King’ara. PHOTO: TUKO

The MP said he was shot at and a bullet bruised his ear in a carefully executed plan aimed at eliminating him.

The accused has however denied that narrative saying he had no intention of killing Mwaura or even causing injuries to him.

According to the Jubilee Party aspirant, Mwaura is responsible for the fate the befell him as he stormed his meeting and even beat up one of his supporters.

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“I had spent the whole day constructing a shade for boda boda operators when he (Mwaura) suddenly stormed our meeting with about 200 youth and he even beat up one of my supporters,” King’ara said as quoted by the media on Wednesday, April 19.

He said it was during the melee that the nominated legislator fell on the newly set concrete and was pierced by a wooden plank on his ear.

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He went on to add that the MP’s bodyguard shot in the air even as anti-riot police officers were called in and lobbed tear gas canisters at the irate groups.

Mwaura had said earlier at a press conference that his life was in danger adding that King’ara had demolished a boda boda shed he had constructed and built a new one in the exact same place.