Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko survived what he termed as an attempt on his life on the night of Wednesday,December 30 on his way to Mombasa apparently to celebrate the new year.
Mike Sonkoâ€™s convoy was trailed for about five hours by unknown people who were driving in top-of- the-range cars all the way from Machakos to Nyali in Mombasa.
The controversial senator told Star newspaper that he has created many enemies including politicians and land grabbers in the course of his work and he cannot rule out the possibility of an intention to kill him.
His entourage was trailed by five people who were later arrested and are currently being held by police in Nyali.
The five were driving in a Range Rover Vogue and a Porsche Cayanne and are said to have made several stop-overs along the way.
According to Mike Sonkoâ€™s security team, they were even forced to shoot in the air to scare the five away but it did not work.
â€œLet police do their work. Several politicians including former MPs Mugabe Were (Embakasi), Tony Ndilinge (Kilome) and George Muchai (Kabete) lost their lives after being trailed,â€ said Sonko as quoted by the Star.
The Â suspects vehicles as well as mobile phones have been confiscated by police to help in identifying the real motive.
Even then, Mike Sonko believes his philosophy of defending the rights of the oppressed in society could be the reason someone wants him killed.