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Waititu announces political comeback, says impeachment was politically instigated

Impeached Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has has disclosed that he is planning to be on the ballot come 2022 general elections

The former governor said during an interview on Kameme FM that he will vie for a seat on in Kiambu County

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He said that even though he was charged with misconduct in January,2020, he is hopeful that he will serve citizens of Kiambu once again

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

Waititu also stated that his biggest failure was making James Nyoro his running mate

“The main reason why I am out of office is because of the impeachment which was led by Kiambu Speaker Stephen Ndichu and Nyoro,” he added.

He said that he regrets not choosing former Kameme FM presenter Karungo Thang’wa as his running mate

He sad that he filed opposing his impeachment in court but up to now it has not been heard

“The Kiambu county assembly reported that 63 ward reps impeached me which is not true because I was only impeached by 57 members,” he maintained.

He added that the BBI should include a clause address the removal of officials saying that the removal should be decided by citizens and not MCA’s

“The ward representatives can be manipulated or bribed to vote in a certain way,” Waititu argued.

The Kiambu County Assembly on Thursday, December 19 voted to impeach Governor Waititu on grounds of alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office.

This is after 63 MCAs voted in support of the motion tabled by Ndenderu MCA Solomon Kinuthia who, among other issues, accused Waititu of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

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The motion detailed that Waititu contravened the public procurement and disposal act by allegedly influencing the award of lucrative tenders to companies associated with his immediate family and close relatives.

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