The Embakasi East member of Parliament has today come out to claim that his life is in danger. The youthful Member of Parliament is known for his fearless and unshakable stand against his political rivals. In a Facebook post dated 17/11/2019, the MP claims that a saloon car with four occupants has been following him during the day and at night, and that today, the four men made an attempt on his life.
The post reads: “Over the past couple of months, I have been on the receiving end of hateful abuse and indeed threats against my life for my outspoken brand of politics.
I am known for speaking out in defense of ordinary people without fear or favor. This seems to be rubbing some people in high places the wrong way. Regardless, I have done my duty to the people fearlessly and will continue to do so until the Lord calls me home.
In recent weeks, this vitriol has been getting increasingly worse and over the last few days, I can report that I am a targeted man. I have been consistently followed during the day and at night by a saloon vehicle that I now know with four occupants. Yesterday, these men made an attempt on my life!
I have reported this attempt today at Parliament Police Station under OB21/17/11/2019.I call upon the Inspector General of Police to immediately launch investigations into this issue and bring those behind these assassination attempts to book.
In closing, I will not stop. I shall not stop. Death comes to us all and I know mine will eventually come. I am not afraid of dying for my beliefs and in service to my people. Tialala!
Comrade Babu Owino,
MP, Embakasi East and Leader, Youth For Africa Movement” End of Quotes.
Kenyans online have come out to condemn the act, with others promising to mobilise youths to help the member of parliament fight death.