In May 2022, Jacob Ocholla made news headlines after he sensationally claimed to be the late President Mwai Kibaki’s firstborn son.
In an interview with a local station last year, Ochola, who was born in Nairobi’s Kaloleni estate on July 22, 1960, alleged that he came to the realization that Kibaki was his biological father three weeks after the former Head of State was laid to rest.
“Kibaki is someone I knew and so when the time came for me to meet my father, I never expected it to be the late president,” Ochola said.
As such, Ocholla sued the former first family seeking to know whether Kenya’s third Head of State bequeathed him part of his wealth.
In his case filed before the Nyeri Family Court, Jacob Ocholla Mwai wants the court to compel the Kibaki family to recognize him as the firstborn son and give him an equal share of the late President’s vast wealth.
Even as his case is still ongoing, Ocholla now claims that his life is in danger.
According to a police report filed at the Springs Valley Police Station in Westlands, Nairobi under Occurrence Book number 24, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, Ocholla said that some people now want him dead.
He claimed that on Wednesday, February 22, two young men who were riding a motorbike and wielding weapons trailed him while he was driving towards James Gichuru road.
Ocholla said the two men knocked his car with the motorbike and that the two men have not stopped trailing him.
“I noticed that they are the same people and that’s when I immediately took my water bottle and threw it at them. They lost balance and I saw they were armed with a pistol. I immediately drove off towards the Village Market,” Ocholla told Daily Nation.