BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH JULY,2021-Political Analyst Mutahi Ngunyi is counting losses after his Runda mansion went up in flames on Wednesday, July 14, an hour past midnight.
In a statement, the fierce analyst revealed that the incident occurred at around 1:45 a.m.
He further disclosed that he had lived in the house for the past 27 years and that it was alarming that the incident occurred hours after he had made a video analysing Kiambaa violence of 2008,
“My house in Runda for 27 years went on fire at 1:45 a.m. Itumbi, you told the Hustlers at 2:01 a.m. About 16 minutes later. That is after I talked about Kiambaa violence of 2008 on 5th Estate,” he stated.
The news was first made public by communications and digital strategist Dennis Itumbi but with a less serious note that later culminated into a back and forth between him and Ngunyi.
“Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save Mutahi Ngunyi’s Runda House from fire. NMS (Nairobi Metropolitan Services), quick action for a guy who supports you if nothing else.
“Hope the man is safe and family ok. Other than the tweet, I can only pray that you suffer the least damage and be safe!” stated Itumbi.
Itumbi also shared a photo that showed the roof of a section of the two-story building on fire.
Ngunyi, on the other hand, shared another shot of the house after it was damaged by the flames showing broken glass windows and a collapsed roof.
A few hours later, Itumbi replied to Ngunyi’s announcement claiming that he sensed mischief in the manner in which the latter shared information about the tragedy.
“I note the attempt to tie in mischief, but I ignore. If you ever witness/suffer such tragedy, text real time if you can, I will tweet before the 16th minute.
“Not withstanding what you have talked about hours before. By the way, it takes courage to market your channel, at such moments!” noted Itumbi.
The two have been on different political divides for years with Itumbi supporting Deputy President William Ruto while Ngunyi is known to be among the DP’s fiercest critics.