Former Kisumu East MP Gor Sungu has claimed his life is in danger.
Mr Sungu, who is seeking a fresh mandate as the area MP in this year’s election, on Saturday reported threats to his life at the Kondele police station in Kisumu vide OB 30/15/04/2017.
He said he had reliable information that one of the aspirants for the seat was plotting to harm him.
“My life is in danger and Kenyans should be aware of what is happening,” Mr Sungu told Nation.
The MP – who chaired a Parliamentary Select Committee that was in 2003 tasked with investigating the death of former Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko – linked the threats to his interest in being the next MP.
“Last week as I campaigned in Kolwa, my supporters and I inhaled some suspicious chemicals and 10 of them were taken ill including myself. Today, my situation is worse,” Mr Sungu said.
He told the police to institute immediate probe into the matter.
Nyanza police boss Joseph Keitany said investigations would be expedited.
“We will carry out investigations to ascertain the veracity of the information,” Mr Keitany said.
Mr Sungu will battle it out for the ODM ticket on April 24 with incumbent Shakeel Shabbir, businessman John Anditi, Nicholas Oricho, Oselu Obondo and Tom Ogonyo.
Whoever clinches the party ticket will face off with Jubilee nominated Senator Joy Gwendo in August 8.