Man left Murang’a case after ‘7 death threats’

By: Alice Waithera

A taxi driver in Murang’a who withdrew a suit against the county’s water company has denied claims by Kiharu MP Irungu Kang’ata he was bribed.

Boniface Njuguna wanted the Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company compelled to reduce water tariffs increased by 75 per cent on November 26.

Speaking to the Star in Murang’a town on Sunday, he said he withdrew the case after receiving seven SMSs threatening his life and his family’s.

Kang’ata, who acted as his lawyer, had claimed Njuguna was bribed by Muwasco. Njuguna said he was told to withdraw the court case in 24 hours or be killed.

He said he tried to call the MP in vain. “I could not keep fighting for the community’s rights while endangering my life and my family’s,” Njuguna said.