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Boniface Mwangi’s House Bombing Case Takes Twist as New Evidence Emerges

  • Political and human rights activist, Boniface Mwangi, has thrown spanner into the works after tabling fresh evidence in the case he accuses a prominent outgoing governor of bombing his family home in Athi River, Machakos County.

    In a supporting affidavit filed before the High Court sitting in Machakos on Monday, February 7, Mwangi detailed that he received very critical information from a highly placed member of a top security agency in the country on the incident. 

    In his affidavit, the human rights activist stated that the security officer furnished him with the names and pictures of three individuals who orchestrated the act on October 20, 2021.

    Boniface Mwangi’s family house under construction in Machakos, pictures posted by the activist on October 12, 2021
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    Mwangi also detailed in his affidavit that some of the suspects were police officers and members of staff in the office of the outgoing governor.

    Additionally, he maintained that the politician was behind his woes, stating that all the evidence pointed to him.

    “On October 22, 2021, an officer approached me and gave me confidential information of how the plan/conspiracy to destroy/bomb my house was hatched.

    “He gave me names of four individuals and the images of three of the individuals involved, some of whom are police officers and others members of staff of the respondent/plaintiff,†read the court documents in part.

    In his application, Mwangi asked the court to enjoin Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, in the case and that he should be compelled to report the findings of the police investigations before the court of law.

    He claimed that there was inaction from the police, stating that the culprits were yet to be apprehended three months later.

    The activist stated that he presented the evidence given to him by the security officer to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) boss, George Kinoti.

    “On October 24, 2021, I presented all the evidence I had including the confidential information given to me by the officer linking the respondent/plaintiff to the bombing of my house to the DCI Director George Kinoti for investigation and the director promised me that I would get justice.

    “To date, more than three months since the destruction/bombing of my house and after I handed over the evidence to the DCI, the police have not furnished me with any information concerning any investigations and there has been no arrest of any suspect,” read the court document in part.

    The Inspector General of the police, Hilary Mutyambai
    The Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai speaking at a special seating held by the National Assembly’s Committee on Education on February 26, 2021
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