Activist Boniface Mwangi is trending on both Facebook and Twitter after his house in Lukenya, Machakos County was bombed.
According to the Kenyan photojournalist, politician, and activist involved in social-political activism, the thugs, who he believes had been sent by the state and Alfred Mutua sank the foundation of his house as well as robbed his construction workers in retaliation to remarks he made online about the Machakos Governor.
In a series of video clips the activist shared online yesternight, he explained that the house, which is located in Machakos County, was still under construction at the time of the attack showing the foundation had been destroyed.
I’m a resident of Machakos County. An hour ago, @DrAlfredMutua thugs have bombed my house (under construction), sank the foundation and robbed my workers. I can’t go there now for safety reasons. I know it’s Mutua because he is a molestor. & an abusive man. He won’t silence me! pic.twitter.com/x0NWwaRHCl
— The People's Watchman (@bonifacemwangi) October 20, 2021
Police are currently investigating the claims “Officers are on their way to the Lukenya property to check the claims,” National Police Service police spokesman Bruno Shioso said.
The attackers used improvised explosive devices in their mission. Some of the unused IED cables were abandoned at the scene.
Mwangi has reached out to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) asking them to open investigations into the incident.
@bonifacemwangi is my comrade-friend-son. He called me last night. He was wailing. So was his family. So, now our families are not safe. They’ve never been. A state that cannot guarantee the safety of both our lives and property is illegitimate 1/
— Dr Willy M Mutunga, Chief Justice, Kenya (2011-16) (@WMutunga) October 21, 2021