Video/Photos:Slain Kabete MP described as a modern Malcolm X or Martin Luther King
A human rights activist in Kabete yesterday described the fallen area MP, George Muchai as a modern Malcolm X or Martin Luther King during a prayer meeting in honour of the deceased.
Kabete human rights activist Munyua Wambaa said the MPs death was a high profile killing that was planned and well executed, just like the shooting of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
Mr Munyua said it was shocking that the MP was killed after speaking publicly of the corruption in the biggest workers union in the country, COTU, where he was deputy secretary general.
“Muchai died for being a man of character who was transparent and stood firm to expose the rot in top offices in the country. His death depicts him as a modern Malcom X and Martin Luther King,” said Mr Munyua.
He, however, asked the investigators in the country to bring to book the killers of the MP.
“Justice delayed is justice denied. We have seen many times in Kenya that nobody is arraigned in court after such brutal killings, but this time we want to see our government working in honour of Muchai by arraigning his killers in court,” said Mr Munyua.
The prayer meeting in honour of the deceased Kabete MP George Muchai went on at Wangige town, the biggest town in the constituency, despite revocation of the permit issued by the area police earlier that allowed the meeting to go on.
Pastors and locals who gathered in Wangige for the prayers were dressed in sacks to signify they were mourning the loss of their MP.
The pastors adamantly went on with the meeting despite threats of arrest from the police, saying there meeting was a peaceful gathering.
Pastor Cornelius Macharia of the Roots of Judah Worship Centre said, “The people of Kabete are in mourning after the brutal murder of their leader, and it is only wise that the church leaders strengthen their faith through prayer and the word, and this is what we were doing here.”
Also present was Apostle Francis Kiarie of the Akorino Church who dispelled fears of any form of violent protests. “Muchai was a great leader who was humble, peaceful and straightforward and we will not taint his image by becoming violent.”
Others were the MP’s personal assistant, at the local level, Amos Muguku who gave a moving speech on the character of the MP, his work and life. Others were maendeleo ya wanawake delegates and traders, led by their chairman Eliud Wangai.
Wangai read a petition on behalf of the traders that gave the government a seven days ultimatum to bring to book Muchai’s killers.
Kikuyu OCS Joshua Arende said the police revoked the meeting following intelligent reports that there were fears the prayer meeting would turn chaotic.
By Anne Njeri Kanina:HTBluff Associates. An EMG Consortium #HTBLUFF/Diaspora Messenger contributor
locals observe a one minute of silence in honour of the deceased Kabete MP
Pastor Cornelius Macharia of the Roots of Judah Worship Centre leads in the prayers for Kabete MP Muchai.