On Wednesday, 18th November 2020, some alarming information came from Machakos Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
The two alleged illegal surveillance by State agents to intimidate them for their criticism of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Speaking on Tuesday,1st December 2020, Kibwana revealed more details on the alleged tapping of his phones. The Machakos county boss disclosed that before receiving his calls, they were redirected to a female recipient first.
He further claimed that he wanted to shoot down the drones which were hovering at his home last week but concerns emerged over repercussions from the owner.
According to Kibwana his stand on the BBI is behind the alleged surveillance on his household. He has maintained that BBI is a poison that must be rejected by Kenyans.
“Even when you called me, the phone call was going to somebody else, a lady was answering the phone which I had in my hands. There are drones hovering over my place…we wanted to shoot one of them but we warned that if we shoot it the owner would come for us,” said Kibwana
“Kenyans must know this is poison and they do not want to drink poison because they don’t want to die,” he added.
The governor further opined that some leaders are pushing for the BBI to rise to power in 2022.
“I think there are people who want power in 2022 and they have decided that the best way to get power is to do this ‘Constitution’ so that it can get them to that destination,” said Kibwana.
Last weekend, pictures surfaced on social media of a purported surveillance drone that crash-landed in Eldas, Wajir County, Northeast Kenya. While there was no official communication from the government, the device was military-grade UAV judging by its ISR camera and configuration hence belonging to a military entity.
Surveillance drone lands in Eldas, Wajir County, Northeast Kenya, a short while ago. Local youth took the pictures. pic.twitter.com/dFjeiUXDGm
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) November 29, 2020