Mutahi Ngunyi’s Runda home of 27 years burns down in night incident

Mutahi Ngunyi
Mutahi Ngunyi's Runda home. [Photo: Courtesy]

Renowned political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi is counting losses after his posh Runda home went up in flames in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The fire started at 1:45 am. It has been Ngunyi’s home for the last 27 years.

Though the cause of the fire is unknown, Ngunyi alleges that it came moments after he revisited the Kiambaa violence in the 2007/08 post-election violence.

In a tweet to Dennis Itumbi Wednesday morning, Ngunyi said: “My FREN @OleItumbi MY house in Runda for 27 years WENT on FIRE at 1.45 am. You TOLD the Hustlers at 2.01 am. About 16 minutes LATER. That is after I talked about KIAMBAA violence of 2008 on 5th Estate. Here is a BETTER picture than the one you POSTED. Enjoy.”

At 2:01 am Wednesday, Itumbi called on firefighters from Nairobi County under the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to “save one of their own.”
“Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save @MutahiNgunyi Runda House from FIRE. @NMS_Kenya 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! His tweet read.

Ngunyi has been critical of Deputy President William Ruto’s political ambition.

He has spoken against his presidency and moreso about this new political vehicle, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).