Impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko alleges that the late Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka was killed by the State machinery.
Speaking during his burial in Mikuyu, Machakos County on Tuesday, Sonko said Kabaka was eliminated because he was fighting powerful individuals who grabbed a parcel of land in Athi River.
“I know Kabaka, we were very close. This is not the first time, we have lost three senators and each time, there is always propaganda to dismiss their deaths.”
“Before his death, Kabaka had issues with the deep state and the system because he questioned Athi River land grabbing. He was eliminated,” Sonko added.
He called for a thorough probe into the cause of the politician’s death, saying the woman who was with Kabaka when he collapsed at an apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi should be quizzed afresh.
Sonko argued that the woman named Esther Muli, a high school teacher was used to lure Kabaka to his death.
“I hear they recovered drug tablets, we know what you people did. Let me tell you leaders, if you continue keeping quiet you will be the next victim. The woman suspect who was arrested should record the statement afresh. He had a problem with the system boys,” Sonko added.
Kabaka died on December 11th, a week after he was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital after fainting at the apartment.
He is said to have complained of a headache and collapsed at around 2.30 am, 21 hours after the two checked in at 3Dee Apartments along Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani.
Esther, a resident of Wote in Makueni, was arrested and arraigned but she was released after tests showed no traces of poison on the deceased’s blood, ruling out foul play in his death.
An analysis of Senator Kabaka’s vomit at the Government Chemist also confirmed there was no poison fed to him as earlier suspected.