By Cyrus Ombati
Nairobi Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi now claims his life is in danger and has asked police to arrest and prosecute his colleague Donald Kipkorir over threats to his life.
Ahmednasir said he is not a coward even as he recorded a statement with the CID on Thursday saying Kipkorir made a post on his Facebook account saying he (Ahmednassir) will be killed by the Kalenjin people for insulting their leader DP William Ruto.
“I don’t take death threats lightly. Every sentence in his post on Facebook is threatening and I am here to set a good example,” said Ahmedinassir.
He recorded a statement with the deputy CID director Gideon Kimilu and demanded the arrest and prosecution of Kipkorir. His lawyer Paul Muite was present.
The drama apparently started on Wednesday night when Kipkorir made a post on his Facebook account explaining that Ahmednassir had abused many people including Ruto.
He concluded in his message saying “fare thee well friend”.
“Don’t say I didn’t warn you that when you thought you heard people cheering you for being a hero they may in fact have been cheering you because you offered them entertainment and distraction from their daily problems. Fare three well friend,” read part of the post.
And after the message was posted on Facebook, Ahmednassir said his friends called him seeking to know if he was aware of the same.
“I checked from a friend and saw it before I sent him a message asking him to know if he was aware he had threatened me with death. Instead, he replied saying he did not know I was such a coward,” added Ahmednasir.
On Thursday, Kipkorir denied he had threatened his colleague. On his part, Ahmednassir said he had no bad blood with Kipkorir but added he wants police to investigate and take action.
Muite said Kipkorir’s action is a show of impunity which he argued must be stopped at all costs.
“My client accepts death is inevitable but threat to murder is serious under our laws. One should not encourage impunity,” said Muite.
He said a suspect had two weeks ago threatened to kill and later did it by wiping out a family days later.
Muite said they hope the police will finish with their probe and forward the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for action.
When asked about the Ahmednasir allegations, Kipkorir said he had not threatened anyone. At the time of publication Kipkorir’s post was still up on facebook 20 hours later.
– The Standard