WebTribe CEO Danson Muchemi, whose subsidiary – JamboPay – was contracted by Nairobi County under former Governor Evans Kidero on Sunday, February 23, indicated fears that someone was after his life.
In a police report seen by kenyagist.com, Muchemi stated that there was an unsuccessful attempt on his life while he was driving along the Nyahururu-Gilgil Road at about 10.30 a.m. on February 9, leaving him nursing injuries in hospital.
In the report, Muchemi wrote that a lorry rammed into his vehicle near Pembrooke House, leaving him with head injuries that forced his admission at the Aga Khan Hospital where he stayed for a week.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gestures at a past media interview.
Further, Muchemi stated that on Friday, February 20, at about 8.26 a.m. while he was in Westlands, Nairobi, he received a call from a person who claimed to be Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko where the said ‘Sonko’ indicated that he had received reports about him (Muchemi).
“He told me ‘You have let me down yet I have many problems. There is a planned impeachment against me yet you are letting me down. Be careful’.” read the report.
Muchemi requested the police to provide him with the necessary security as he now lived in fear of his life.
“The cause of the accident has remained unexplained to me and now threats to me by the caller, [makes me feel], my life is in danger,” added Muchemi.
Speaking to the Daily Nation on Sunday, February 23, Governor Mike Sonko refuted any involvement in a plot to harm Muchemi terming his allegations as false, malicious and fictitious.
Although Sonko admitted to have called Muchemi on Friday, February 20, he stated that his call was only meant to inform him that he had received a demand letter for an outstanding payment of Ksh16.12 million.
“I further wish to state that my communication with him was purely based on his company’s letter, a fact which he did not disclose in his report and statement to the police,” remarked Sonko as quoted by the Daily Nation.
Sonko also stated that he read a malicious intention by Muchemi in the whole scenario indicating that his allegations didn’t add up.
“I find it strange that Mr Muchemi reported the matter two days after the alleged threat.
“I, therefore, request police to do a thorough investigation into the entire allegation,” added Sonko.
A file photo of JamboPay CEO Danson Muchemi.
Muchemi’s JamboPay was contracted by Nairobi county between April 2014 and June 2019 to supply and maintain an electronic revenue collection and payments system.
However JamboPay and the Nairobi City County cut links in December 2019 amid investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) into a complex web of fraud at City Hall.