By Albert Nyaunyo
The awkward manner in which the Government is mishandling death threats directed at whistle blowers of corruption is telling. Just recently, we lost Kabete MP Hon. George Muchai, an astute corruption fighter who was assassinated by hired goons even after reporting to the police that his life was in danger.
The latest whistle blower to have received such threats is Dagoretti North Member of Parliament hon. Simba Arati. Despite the fact the police know the identity of the threatener; they have not taken any remedial action against the director of Summer Mount Holdings Ashok Rupshi Shah.
Ashok is one of the notoriously corrupt Kenyan-Indians, believed to have powerful godfathers in the government. With the help of his godfathers in government, Ashok successfully grabbed a seven-acre piece of land located in Lavington, Nairobi. Following the grabbing, Hon. Arati blew the whistle and since then, Ashok has been hurling threats at him.
Last year in May, manful Arati accompanied by a group of his constituents, confronted the businessman in his grabbed land LR no. 3734/549 and the businessman belligerently threatened him with a gun. As if that is not enough, Ashok went ahead and reported to Muthangari police station alleging that it was the MP who threatened him.
Mesmerizing still, the land grabber is still threatening the MP for defending public property and the police is not doing anything. Arati and other whistle blowers must be protected by the government. The so called â€˜guardian angelsâ€™ of the corruptionists must be unmasked and brought to book.
The government must not wait until something happens to our leaders so that they can do their unfruitful investigations. Aratiâ€™s threats by the Indian must not be taken lightly. Ashokâ€™s astronomical notoriety must be frazzled with urgency
Fast Forward to minute 14:25 minute to see guns get drawn with private developer Ashok Shah threatening to shoot Hon Simba Arati.