My son called me 30 times and I ignored, Waititu recalls after son’s arrest for drunk driving

Ferdinand Waititu
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. [Photo: Capital FM]

A few weeks back, former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s son Brian Ndung’u was the talk of the town after he arrested for drunk driving.

A bubbly Ndung’u is reportedly said to have been driving in the CBD along Biashara street but could not control his Toyota Probox vehicle at 3 am. He was totally drunk.

He was released on a Ksh30,000 fine or face a three-month jail term.

Brian Ndungu
Brian Ndung’u, former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s son. [Photo: K24TV]

His father did not bail him out, neither did his mother who he contacted asking for help but told him off arguing that he has disobeyed them by continuing to take alcohol.

Now, Waititu says that Ndung’u called him more than 30 times but he did not pick up because he had warned him about his drinking.

“My boy Brian called me over 30 times and, I refused to pick his calls. I have always warned him and all my family members against drunk driving,” Waititu told People Daily.

He instructed his family members against bailing him out although he was finally bailed out by a friend, Clinton Githinji.

Waititu said that he wanted his son to learn a lesson about the law and what it says about drunk-driving.

“I hate drunk driving because I have seen very promising people lose their lives to carnage because of careless drivers. I could not take it that my son who I discipline is asking for Sh30,000 to pay a fine for drunk driving. He ought to suffer for that. I can never do that,” he said.

“I had instructed everyone at home not to pick Brian’s calls, we knew he was in trouble for drunk driving but bailing him out was in a way supporting drunk driving. We could not do that.”

A desperate Ndung’u tried to reach his father’s friends for help but none of them helped him on instructions from his father.