In March 1969,on the sidelines of the UN conference, TOM MBOYA retreated to Long Island to meet two of his best friends. Frank Montero and William X Scheinman.He would later meet Michael Blundell, another close confidant… These three great Americans together with the family of the late JF KENNEDY, who had been assassinated in 1961 were the brains behind Tom Mboya’s Academic airlifts which benefited notable Kenyans like Wangari Maathai and Barack Obama Snr.
TJ Mboya told them that his life was in danger!
As the case reached homestrech, and Nahashon faced the hang man’s noose, he said words that left alot to be desired, “YOU ARE HANGING ME YES,BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BIG MAN WHO SENT ME?
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On 5th of July 1969,Tom Mboya, on his arrival from Ethiopia,stopped on Government Road,now MOI Avenue, packed his car across the road, crossed over to the Channis Chemist to buy drugs and as he was heading back to his car, from a close range, bullets sank deep inside his chest, dislocating the ribs and penetrating beyond control. Fear, pandemonium, anger and hate filled the air. I talked to a friend this week who told me that within a few minutes, the Nairobi-Nakuru-Kericho-Kisumu Highway became a deadlock! So, who killed this great icon who would have been the beckon of our nation?
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NAHASHON NJENGA, the man who sent the angry bullets into Mboya’s flesh gave a harrowing story. He bought a gun from a Kisii man @ksh 500. As if running errands on behalf of someone, he would later in the day pick KANU leaflets and proceed to Gatundu to meet President Kenyatta’s guards:Peter Kimatta, Samuel Gichia and Kimotho Thiga. His brother in law, James Ndungu, drove him back to the capital and he would at night meet Munyui Kahuha, an insider in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga’s KPU. The rest as they is History! The following day, Nahashon Njenga murdered Tom Mboya,can you connect the dots?
Well, after narrating this story to Justice Simpson, dark forces would compel Nahashon who acting under duress would recant his story and say that he had lied! As the case reached homestrech, and Nahashon faced the hang man’s noose, he said words that left alot to be desired, “YOU ARE HANGING ME YES,BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BIG MAN WHO SENT ME? ”
SO, who was this ‘Big Man’? Keep following…