Governor Waititu clashes with Gathoni Wa Muchomba infront of First Lady
Rene Otinga|Jun. 09, 2019
It was drama in Kiambu once again on Saturday, June 8 as governor Ferdinand Waititu openly clashed with his county woman right before First Lady Margret Kenyatta’s eyes.
Waititu, who has been the centre of criticism from his own people found his leadership being questioned once again by a section of leaders in the county.
During a tree planting exercise which was graced by the first lady, leaders including woman representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba took the chance to take a swipe at Waititu, accusing him of thoroughly embarrassing the county with various scandals that have his name all over them.
She put Waititu on the spot further by challenging him to account for county funds which mysteriously disappeared under Waititu’s tenure.
“I saw how you (Waititu) were cornered and this should continue until stolen public funds are returned. We have a problem and it is only fair that I speak out as a representative of the people.” Wa Muchomba said amid tension during the event.
Waititu, who has had a torrid last few weeks, was not about to take Wa Muchomba’s comments lying down and he hit back immediately.
“If you have any evidence against Baba Yao (Waititu), please take it to where it is needed. Stop bringing it up in churches, funerals and public events like this one graced by her Excellency the First Lady.” Waititu fired back.
"It is true that I am being investigated and I accept it, indeed so many people are being investigated. However, that is not a big deal as those investigating me do not know me." Said the governor.
“Even Gathoni (who is accusing me) only saw me about two-three years ago and does not know me,” he hit back.
Environment CS Keriako Tobiko tried to diffuse the situation by acknowledging the presence of the First lady but the situation took a turn for the worse as counter-accusations soon emerged.
The incident came only days after Waititu was badly heckled by his Githurai faithful on Sunday, June 2 in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto.
He was arrested on Thursday, May 23 hours after the Kiambu County Assembly passed a supplementary budget which it approved an expenditure of Sh722 million under the controversial programme.
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