Mwingi Central legislator Gideon Mulyungi has claimed that his life is in danger as suspicious people have been trailing him.
The Member of Parliament (MP) cited a past case where people he termed hired goons stoned his motorcade at Musukini. Three suspects have so far been arrested in connection to the incident.
Ina statement issued at his home in Kalisasi on Monday, Dr Mulyungi said that during his tour of Mwingi town on Sunday, he encountered a group of about 30 youths armed with bows and arrows.
He said they threatened him, forcing him to flee for fear of his life.
Dr Mulyungi said he is living in fear of attacks by goons or the people who have been trailing him.
“Seeing suspicious people in town, armed with bows and arrows, is not interesting at all. Whoever is hiring goons to intimidate me and my people should be brought to book,” he said.
He added that his only quest is for development in Kitui County, whose governor is Charity Ngilu.
“All I’m asking for is development for my people from the county for they have done totally nothing since they came into power. That doesn’t mean I am fighting Governor Ngilu but why can’t she do what is required," said the vocal Wiper party MP.
The MP claimed he was forced to use his own money to hire a grader to maintain the roads in his constituency, which are mainly under the county government.
He said he resorted to this as his requests to the county did not bear any fruits.
“How can they expect me to remain mute after failing on their mandate of maintaining roads in my constituency, forcing me to hire a grader using my own? I’ll keep on fighting till I see development in my constituency,” he said.
The lawmaker said he reported the incidents to Mwingi Police Station and that he expects action against the criminals hunting him.
“I have so far identified their ring leader and informed the police. It is now their turn to take action,” he added.
The rivalry between Ms Ngilu and Mr Mulyungi emerged early this year when he warned her against setting foot in Mwingi Central without informing him. He accused the governor of traversing his constituency with his opponents.