Nairobi, KENYA: Muranga governor Mwangi Wa Iria and his senator Kembi Gitura’s differences has deepened as Gitura now says his life is in danger hours after a fierce stand off in the senate committee.
Addressing the media on Thursday at parliamentary buildings, Kembi who is also senate deputy speaker said that his life is in danger.
Kembi alleged that people who accompanied the governor to Public Accounts and Investment Committee in parliament where Wa Iria was being questioned on county spending of 2014/2015 financial year, threatened him not to step in Muranga county or else people might harm him.
Gitura said that he was tipped by parliamentary security officers on the ordeal and urged the government agencies to investigate the matter and bring culprits to book.
He insisted that despite the threats he will continue discharging his duties for Muranga people .
He added that he has no personal differences with Wa Iria and he is not intending to vie for gubernatorial seat in the county.
Trouble started when Wa Iria while before PAIC commmittee, declined to answer some crucial questions regarding valuers’ input in a 34 acre the county government bought in Makuyu worth sh.340 million.
The stand off forced parliamentary sergeant at arms’ intervention, which lead to a scuffle before the governor was ejected from the committee.
PAIC’s chair Prof Anyang Nyongo adjourned the meeting whereby the committee was obliged to declare Wa Iria as a hostile witness.