There are few politicians who have experienced a more tumultuous political life than Waititu Baba Yao.

The journey has also been eventful for Waititu who started off as a councilor and rose all the way to be governor of Kiambu Governor until January 29, 2020 when he was impeached by the Senate.


Now, Waititu who started his political journey in KANU has retraced his steps “to where it all started” and pledged to support party leader Gideon Moi in his quest for presidency in 2022.

On Friday, March 13, Waititu was part of the delegation of leaders from Mt Kenya region who visited late president Daniel Moi’s home in Kabarak, Nakuru to condole with the family which is observing Kalenjin mourning ritual following the burial of late president on February 12, 2020.

But political cold and loneliness he experienced after a few of his own Jubilee Party’s senators supported his impeachment may have made Waititu recall the warmth of where he kicked off his political career.

The former Embakasi MP promised to campaign for KANU party leader in the upcoming 2022 poll.

“I am not lost, when others get lost I make a u-turn and come back home. When here I know the needs of my people are well taken care of. Gideon put on your shoes. I Will walk around with you in Mt Kenya region. This a tsunami many will be swept,” said Waititu.

He hailed Gideon as a great leader who conducts his politics on clean platforms and was not tainted with corruption.

“I am a great foot soldier. Gideon you are a clean man, come we walk together. People will feel safe near you. I am safe near you. I am fighting lots of battles,” he said.

Waititu, hitherto in Deputy President William Ruto’s camp and opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative changed tune saying he now supported the process.

“I am here to declare 100% support for BBI. We must plan for our country and also strategise on how to win elections without chaos,” he said.

Waititu’s political journey started in the 2002 general election when he was elected as a councilor for Nairobi’s Njiru Ward on a KANU ticket.


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