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Julie Gichuru receives ‘death threats’ for plotting to ‘harm’ Raila

Celebrated media personality Julie Gichuru says she has received ‘death threats’ following claims circulating on social media that she intended to harm opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday.

Through her official Twitter handle, the former Citizen TV news anchor, refuted the claims, terming them as as ‘vile, vicious, dangerous and fake’ work of crazy bloggers.

Clearly stunned and disappointed by the development considering her tone of communication, Gichuru also urged both Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to investigate the claims, adding that they had occasioned her to receive death threats.

She however failed to state from whom the ‘threats’ came or whether she had formally reported the matter to the police.

The mother of five also took time to account for her time on Friday, including her journey back to home after a series of official and private functions out of the country.

Ms Gichuru’s sentiments came hours after reports in sections of the social media suggested she travelled back home on the same plane with the Nasa leader and was intent on causing unspecified harm.

Odinga arrived home at about 11am on Friday to a huge reception from thousands of his followers.

His reception was however marred by chaos after his supporters engaged the police in deadly day-long confrontation that left five people dead and a trail of destruction of property in Nairobi.