Boniface Mwangi Up In A Gum Tree Over ‘Ruto Plans to Kill Me’ Tweet


Human rights activist and people’s voice, Boniface Mwangi is heading for the rocks after viral tweets he posted evidently accused Deputy William Ruto of murder, corruption and land grabbing.

The Deputy President has through his lawyer ordered Mr. Boniface Mwangi to apologise within seven days failure to which legal action will be taken against him.

In a letter by Kilukumi and Company Advocates, Mr. Ruto said that the vocal activist used his social media posts to run a smear campaign against him.

“Our instructions are that this tweet is false and malicious. The words in their ordinary and plain meaning are defamatory and they have severely injured our client’s reputation,” the lawyers noted.

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“The defamatory words attracted 556 retweets and 476 likes as of today at 9:30 am 21 hours and 42 minutes after the tweet was posted as well as numerous comments from different people who now view our client as a murderer and a thief,” the papers highlighted.

On September 28, while DP Ruto was  being interviewed at K24, Mr. Boniface Mwangi wrote a series of tweets accusing the DP of  probably trying to kill him.

His tweet reads: “I hope Deputy President has no plans of killing me the way he killed his old friend, Jacob Juma a fellow thief who became a whistleblower”.

The tweets have since attracted masses with many suggesting the DP may be a murderer after all.

The award-winning Kenyan photojournalist involved in social-political activism through his pages has been straight and open about any issue trying to stifle or surprise human rights. He says he wants to try and do something about the problems  in Kenya.

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In one of his many interviews, he said:

“I have been threatened, I’ve been beaten. I’ve been in police cells, I’ve been in jail, but I kept going on. There was a time I thought I was going to leave the country, and I was very afraid for my life.

“Then I realised that if I leave, then I’ll betray the cause because living does not make a difference. Leaving means that you’re being a coward, and you have let fear take over.

“I think dying for your country is one of the highest sacrifices, but I think living in this country is better,” he added.