Vitimbi actress Eunice Wambui famously known as Nyasuguta for her role in comedy show ‘Vitimbi’ is nursing injuries sustained in a politically motivated attack.
Nyasuguta, fondly known as Nyasu since she launched her political aspiration for the Embakasi South parliamentary seat was beaten by four attackers on Friday 4, while campaigning at Mukuru Kwa Reuben.
Speaking to Word Is, the actress said she was on her way to a women’s meeting in the area when the men beat her up and warned her against pursuing her political ambitions.
“Three men attacked me as one of them kept watch. They punched my face and hit me with a wooden rod on my neck and back. I kept telling them, take the money I had but they did not steal anything from me. One of them even told me, ‘Hatuna njaa ya pesa.’ They later told me that ‘Embakasi iko na wenyewe’,” Nyasuguta said.
She suffered injuries to her neck, ribs and had breathing problems after the assault. She has been in and out of hospital thrice so doctors can ascertain that she doesn’t have internal bleeding.
Nyasuguta, who is vying for the seat on a Jubilee ticket, says that she has been receiving threats from unknown people whom she suspect are affiliated to her political opponents.
“At first I was so scared and I even wanted to call it quits, but my supporters in Embakasi have told me to continue soldiering on. They have my back. The sabotage has gotten so bad to the point where I find my car had been vandalised when I would go to check on the various projects I’m working on at the constituencies. Nowadays I just use a taxi,” She added.
“I ask for peaceful campaigns during this period of elections and also seek for protection from our party, we women of this area are suffering,” she stated.