By Hon Jim Bonnie Opus Dei
THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH ME AND MY FAMILY
Rarely do I lack words to express myself. This is one of those rare moments. Ladies and gentlemen, I spent close to 40 or so haranguing hours in the hands of and at the mercy of folks I didn’t know.
I was cut off from the world. They confiscated my laptop and phones, forced me to disclose my passwords to them and moved me from location to another while blindfolded.
They interrogated me for every minute I was with them and at some point, got physical and brutal. They denied me light, sleep and most painfully, food and water.
I’ve given the police account of what happened from the time I was picked up by folks who pretended to be police officers, the three stopovers we made to the time they abandoned me at a place called Makongeni in Thika.
My lawyers, are also piecing together the information I gave and I’ve been given limits to what I can disclose publicly concerning the ordeal.
I’m indebted to all of you. The efforts you made, asking my whereabouts, trying to reach me on phone, sending texts, inboxing me, whatsuping me; I’m honored.
I’ve learnt, through this harrowing experience, that the greatest asset I’ve are MY FRIENDS. Dennis Onyango (Raila’s spokesman) did a wonderful job. I appreciate. Mark Nyamita (Migori County) thank you so much. Governor Joho I salute you. Benson Musungu you assembled our strong soldiers like Olal Bonnke Williams Owigo Charles Mark Dienya to come for me in Thika. Mad love. Kevin Osuri Jr. Caleb Simba Bravo Francis Sakwa David Ochola and all my friends, you’re all great people.
There are thousands of missed calls, text messages, whatsup messages, Facebook inboxes which I may not respond to one by one but to all of you, through this post, receive my sincerest gratitude.
Your voices reached the floors of the deepest seas, the peak of the tallest mountain and the hallowed boardrooms of highest decision making.
The incidence shook me but never moved me an inch. On the contrary, I’m emboldened. So how do I then pay back your kindness?
Well, to Continue telling it as it is.
The only big blow is that in the laptop they took, there was a complete 436 page book titled “The Greed in King’s Court” which was ready to go to the publishers. It’s all gone.
I’m under medication and improving health wise. I was in hospital today and I will be going back on Wednesday for further checkup. I still need your prayers.
Finally, my mum who was mostly affected by the incident has told me to tell you that she is thankful of all the support and encouragement she got from most of you who reached her to offer a glimpse of hope when hopelessness engulfed her.
She wanted to come but I told her that “Narobi ka onge min ng’ato”.
Opus Dei Wuod Hellena JPT