May 20, 2024

I hid Kibaki in a store during 1982 attempted coup – Former Central Provincial Commissioner, David Musila

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David Musila, the former Kitui senator and assistant minister under the Kibaki government has recalled his time with the late Mwai Kibaki.

The former Central Provincial Commissioner revealed he hide Mwai Kibaki in a store at Nyeri Club during the 1982 attempted coup.

“He was my boss as the Vice President and we became close friends until his demise. We did a lot of work together… Held harambees for youth and women and so forth,” Musila said.

He said during the 1982 attempted coup when Kibaki was the vice president, he was responsible for his security.

“He was at his home in Othaya and I’m the one who arranged the security that went to pick him up and I came and hid him somewhere,” Musila said during an interview with Citizen TV at Parliament Buildings. 

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“I hid him in a store at Nyeri Club until the following day when the coup attempt was over and I escorted him to State House for a Cabinet meeting,” Musila said.

David Musila further revealed that when Kibaki had an accident in the run-up to the 2002 general election at the Machakos junction, he was the one who pulled him out of the ditch and took him to hospital.

“We found Dr Gikonyo waiting for us. My history with Kibaki is long, part of which I have documented in my book titled Seasons of Hope,” Musila said.

Doctor Dan Gikonyo was late President Mwai Kibaki’s physician and personal doctor.

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