Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has come clean after he was escorted out of the President's dais during Mashujaa Day celebrations.
Waititu explains why he was chased away from Uhuru's podium during Mashujaa Day
Escorted out of Uhuru's event
The troubled governor admitted to gate crashing the event but maintained that he was not kicked out, rather he chose to leave.
“What caused the confusion was that I did not have an invitation card for Mashujaa day. I thought it was just the normal Mashujaa Day where you can show up uninvited, but I was wrong," Waititu said.
The governor told journalists that he chose to leave and went back to his hotel since there was no seat reserved for him.
"When I arrived at the podium I realised that no seat had been reserved for me, so I decided to leave,” he added.
Waititu on Uhuru
Waititu denied reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta was avoiding him due to corruption cases he is facing.
“Those saying that I was chased away so as not to be seen close to the President are people intent on portraying me in a bad light. I am not a native of Mombasa," the Kiambu governor said.
"The sun and the heat was too much for me and so I decided to follow the proceedings from my room,” he added.
During the Mashujaa day celebrations, Waititu arrived before other governors and sat at a seat reserved for Mombasa Woman Representative Asha Hussein.
Some of the event's organisers engage him in a brief chat after which he received a call on his phone.
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