Blogger Peter Amunga on his hospital bed. PHOTO | COURTESYBlogger Peter Amunga on his hospital bed. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

A vocal city blogger is nursing serious injuries after he was abducted by unknown people on Monday outside a city mall.

Peter Amunga said the gang of four abducted him as he boarded a matatu outside Lavington Mall where he had attended a meeting.

The gang seemed to have been waiting for him after confirming that he was in the mall, he said.

PULLED OUT OF A MATATU

Amunga is the administrator of several popular WhatsApp groups whose membership includes teachers, education activists and journalists. He is also a regular face and voice on TV and radio interviews.

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He had attended a meeting with managers of an insurance firm and was headed for another when he was violently pulled out of the matatu he was boarding.

His abductors blocked the matatu at gunpoint then forced him out.

“The four men claimed to be from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. One had a walkie-talkie. He shouted, saying: “…afande! We have the target”. That was before he mentioned my name and ordered me to alight. They then handcuffed me and dragged me into a waiting car,” said Amunga.

He said the men put a hood over his head and tied his hands using his neck tie.

According to the blogger, the gang drove him to Juja where they later crushed his fingers using a hammer and inflicted injuries on his ankle.

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‘SILENCE ME’

“The crushing of my fingers clearly shows that these people were sent to silence me never to write anything again. They used a hammer that had an axe on the rear side,” he said.

Amunga said the gang later abandoned him in a thicket and drove off after he had feigned death.

He later managed to gather strength and hiked a lift to hospital. One of my fingers was almost falling off

He is admitted at a city hospital after an operation was done on his fingers on Wednesday.

Amunga said his position on issues in the education sector could be the reason for the attack.

The matter was reported at Muthangari Police Station under OB No 54/11/10/2018.