ADVERTISEMENT

Ministers' official cars withdrawn over alleged involvement in politics instead of development

Government takes action against ministers

File image of KRA officials inspecting a vehicle. Kiambu ministers' official cars withdrawn by deputy governor James Nyoro over alleged involvement in politics instead of development

Two cabinet ministers in Kiambu County have lost their official cars and drivers over an alleged tussle between Deputy Governor James Nyoro and suspended Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

ADVERTISEMENT

DG Nyoro told reporters that the two were stripped of their official privileges because they were "engaging in politics instead of development".

The two are: Transport minister Juliet Kimemia and her Finance counterpart Kigo Njenga who confirmed that their cars were confiscated as early as Friday and their drivers had already been reassigned.

"My official car was withdrawn on Friday morning. Nyoro is trying to humiliate me because he views me as a political threat and thinks I will vie for the governor's seat in 2022. What he is doing is illegal," Njenga told Nation.

Casualties of Nyoro versus Waititu power struggle

On the same day, the Finance minister - Mr Njenga - was transferred to the Tourism docket and was replaced with one Wilson Kang'ethe, according to a Gazette Notice.

The drastic actions by DG Nyoro are said to be the result of power struggles between the DG and Governor Waititu, who was barred from visiting his office until a corruption case against him is heard and determined.

DG Nyoro earlier in the month sponsored a fully-paid trip for Kiambu Assembly MCAs and a section of the county government's administration team which was reported as a retreat with no particular agenda.

The trip was seen as a means to ensure that members of the county leadership team warm up to him.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Parents of boy rescued in Tsavo recount 6-day search for 4-yr-old son

Parents of boy rescued in Tsavo recount 6-day search for 4-yr-old son

Gov't to open diaspora departments in all Kenyan missions abroad

Gov't to open diaspora departments in all Kenyan missions abroad

Wetangula's candidate trounces Ruto man in Bungoma senatorial  by election

Wetangula's candidate trounces Ruto man in Bungoma senatorial by election

Kiss 100's parent company announces mass firing

Kiss 100's parent company announces mass firing

Video: Rixxos Lounge employees defend boss after police probe his altercation with lady staffer

Video: Rixxos Lounge employees defend boss after police probe his altercation with lady staffer

Mutula Kilonzo Jr reunites with Sakaja at City Hall

Mutula Kilonzo Jr reunites with Sakaja at City Hall

Azimio cancels public consultation planned for Jamhuri Day

Azimio cancels public consultation planned for Jamhuri Day

Governor Sakaja’s directive to result in 10,000 job losses

Governor Sakaja’s directive to result in 10,000 job losses

Year in Search 2022: What Kenyans searched for

Year in Search 2022: What Kenyans searched for

ADVERTISEMENT