Waititu was Just an Example, Uhuru’s Stern Warning to Governors Facing Corruption Charges

President Uhuru Kenyatta finally spoke out over the impeachment of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

Uhuru, who had been silent on the matter as it unfolded, remarked that Waititu’s fate was destined to happen.

Speaking in Nyandarua, the president noted that the embattled ex-governor had himself to blame for the mess.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a public address in Nyandarua

He stated that the ouster of the leader had nothing to do with politics.

President Uhuru went to mock the politician and pointed out that it was a shame Waititu’s wife and children were roped into the case.

“Stop bringing politics into this matter. You(Waititu), your wife and children ate money belonging to the people that elected you. Thus you must return that you ate to them.

“Stop saying this is politics because you did this alone and you should carry your cross now,” uttered the Head of State.

Ex-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. He is reported to be among the governors who have approached DPP Noordin Haji for a plea bargain over corruption charges [Photo, Courtesy]
The Jubilee party leader further pointed out that the controversial politician’s demise was just an example of the things to come in the future.

He indicated that it should serve as a lesson to the governors currently facing corruption charges.

The Commander-in-chief highlighted that the corrupt leader should be aware that Kenya had changed and the citizens will not tolerate such behaviours.

At one point, Uhuru jokingly articulated that Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemiah should be warry of his MCAs or he may end up like Waititu.

“I was telling Kimemia, tread carefully here. Talk to your army(MCAs) well. Guard the property belonging to your people. If you try stretching your arm, it will be shortened and that is where they will pin you,” advised the leader of the ruling party.

He added, “If that happens, you(Kimemia) will start saying that Uhuru is after me. I am not after you. The people you steal from are the one who will come after you.”

Uhuru amid his comical comment, expressed that he had no worries that such a fate would befall Kimemia.

The Head of State reiterated that the nation needed such leaders.

President Uhuru Kenyatta(Left), Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia(right) during the function at Nyandarua

He further pronounced that the greatest gift as leaders was to serve and protect the people that chose them.

The president asserted that he will deal with the corrupt politicians till they learn their lesson.

“Let them get angry, we will fight with them and when they return, focus will be shifted on the rest,” Uhuru stated.

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