Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi claimed there was an attempt to assassinate him when he was investigating the Sh3.2 billion Ruaraka Land Scandal that touched on powerful people.
The scandal revolved around compensation to businessman Francis Mburu who had already been paid Sh1.5 billion. A powerful Cabinet Secretary was among those implicated in the scandal.
Wamatangi alleged that because of his involvement in the probe, his killing was to be executed in Eldoret. A truck was set to run him over in a manner to look like an accident but he claimed he escaped the attempt by whisker.
“One thing that is not known is that I almost lost my life in Eldoret during the tabling of that report. I was saved by people who screamed at me near a petrol station because I was driving a small car and a truck nearly run me over. It was intended to assassinate me but God was on my side,” Wamatangi claimed.