- Boniface Mwangi says that one of the three men kept watch while pointing the gun at the workers as the others engaged in the destruction.
- Police report says the attackers made away with the workers’ personal effects.
Police in Lukenya area of Machakos County are investigating an incident where the house of activist Boniface Mwangi was bombed by unknown men.
According to a police report made by one Isaac Ouma, unknown men armed with pistols attacked the activist’s house still under construction on Wednesday night, robbed the site workers off their personal effects and blew off the building.
Police officers have since visited the scene, with preliminary investigations revealing that the building was blown off by detonators causing three holes and destroying the foundation.
“Members of the public with any information to assist with the investigation are encouraged to contact the police,” the National Police Service says.
Ouma says that the men were onboard a white double-cabin pickup of unknown registration number.
Athi River Sub-County Police Commander Anderson Njagi says DCI detectives and bomb experts have also been sent to the scene.
Boniface Mwangi’s claims
The 38-year-old photo-journalist-cum-activist now says that the whole incident is a ploy by a powerful politician to intimidate him.
“I’m a resident of Machakos County. An hour ago,… thugs have bombed my house (under construction), sank the foundation and robbed my workers. I can’t go there now for safety reasons,” says Mwangi.
He adds: “The state working for… have bombed my family home in Lukenya, Machakos county and robbed my employees. They realised hashtags can’t scare me and they’re now using explosives. I still don’t fear because the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, He shall protect me.”