Waititu to vie for Kiambu governorship in 2022, terms Nyoro ‘biggest political mistake’

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

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has spoken of his political future many months after he was impeached.

Waititu left the county government of Kiambu in January this years over a litany of accusations among them abuse of office, embezzlement of county funds among others.

Ten months later, he is out in the cold battling a Ksh588 million graft case together with his wife Susan Ndung’u and several other county officials.

Speaking to Kameme FM on Monday, Waititu said that he is yet to be written off the political circles and will vie yet again for Kiambu governorship in 2022.

Waititu said his impeachment was politically instigated which denied him a chance to complete major development projects that he had initiated across the 12 sub-counties of Kiambu.

“I am hopeful that I will serve Kiambu residents once again because I believe that my removal from office was politically instigated,” he stated.

Revisiting is troubled tenure as governor, Waititu laid blame on his then deputy James Nyoro and Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu.

He said the two orchestrated his removal from office and they succeeded adding that his biggest political mistake was picking Nyoro as his deputy.

“I know the biggest mistake I ever did in my entire political career was to pick Nyoro as my deputy. Instead of helping me, he came to light my fire. I remember I signed his papers for him to be running mate,” Waititu said.

From his impeachment, Waititu who said that he has been focusing on his personal projects called on amendments to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to cushion government from being impeached.

He said that the current law has given MCAs a lot of power which they abuse because they are influenced by external forces send governors home on baseless grounds.

Waititu also cleared the air confirming that he had been hospitalized at Aga Khan for several days after contracting COVID-19.