Prof Mutahi Ngunyi’s Nairobi home went up in flames last night, just sixteen minutes after talking about the 2008 Kiambaa church massacre on his Fourth Estate channel.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, the renowned political scientist told Kenyans his house for 27 years went up in flames around 1:45 am, but members of the public knew about it after Dennis Itumbi shared the information on social media, at 2:01 am.
”MY house in Runda for 27 years WENT on FIRE at 1.45 am. You TOLD the Hustlers at 2.01 am. About 16 minutes LATER. That is after I talked about KIAMBAA violence of 2008 on 5th Estate. Here is a BETTER picture than the one you POSTED. Enjoy,” Mutahi Ngunyi tweeted.
Earlier at around 2:01 am, Itumbi had called on the Fire Department to help the political strategist put out the fire at his residence, given he has been a staunch supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
”Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save @MutahiNgunyi Runda House from FIRE. @NMS_Kenya quick action for a guy who supports you if nothing else. Hope the man is safe and family OK. Other than the tweet, I can only pray that you suffer the LEAST damage and be safe!”
The Kiambaa by-election slated for tomorrow has brought bad memories of the past with Jubilee asking residents not to vote for the UDA candidate based on DP William Ruto’s political history in the Rift Valley.
Having lost the Juja seat to a little-known People’s Empowerment Party, the ruling party is pulling down all stops to ensure it wins the seat, whose loss would be a huge dent on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support in the region.