Misery For Waititu After DG Nyoro Issues Ultimatum

Kiambu Deputy Governor, James Nyoro, has added salt to injury to Waititu’s never-ending woes after he publicly declared that he is not ready to work with the embattled governor should he be reinstated to office.

The serving acting governor in Kiambu, Nyoro, said he would resign if the court allowed Waititu back in the office.

He said he could not serve with him in office in light of corruption charges levelled against him.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu. He is reported to be among the governors who have approached DPP Noordin Haji for a plea bargain over corruption charges [Photo, Courtesy]
“We koti ikisema urudi we utarudi  sisi tutaondoka kwa sababu hatuwezi kuwa nyumba moja na wewe.( If the court decides you come back to the office, you will come back but as for us we will exit office for we cannot be in the same house with you)”

Kiambu Deputy Governor, James Nyoro

Nyoro said in his speech at  Damacrest school in Kiambu where he had made an impromptu visit.

He further asked those supporting Waititu to change their stand so as to rid Kiambu of corruption and bring development to the county and avoid a clear division among leaders that was being exhibited among county leadership.

Nyoro also vowed that if he decided to fall through with his plan to resign he was not going to reiterate should there even be a public outcry claiming Kiambu was burning.

A section of Kiambu county assembly on Friday filed a petition in court to have Waititu granted permission in his office which could have ostensibly stirred these remarks from the acting governor.

Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Wednesday 20, 2019, wanted the court to restrain and prohibit his deputy James Nyoro or any other person from discharging functions of the office of the Governor.

The embattled Kiambu County boss, in a petition filed by his lawyer Tom Ojienda on Wednesday, was also seeking to be allowed access back to his office.

According to the Kiambu County boss, it is unlawful for DG Nyoro to re-assign duties to members of the County Executive Committee.

Baba Yao, as he is often referred to, also stated that the functions of Nyoro as deputy governor should only be limited to “overseeing the functions and sittings of the County Executive Committee” in the absence of the governor.

“it is enlightening to note that the probe in this matter has in any case been concluded and there is no evidence that the applicant shall interfere with evidence, investigations or witnesses,” added the petition.

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