Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has now claimed that his troubles are politically engineered for his ardent support for Deputy President William Ruto.
Waititu now says he is being targeted for supporting DP Ruto
Waititu, in a statement released on his behalf by Kiambu CEC for Sports Karungo Wa Thang’wa, said the controversial allocations captured in the Auditor General’s report were maliciously aimed at tarnishing his political image.
“The Governor wishes to categorically state that the summons to appear before the Senate were politically engineered to embarrass him and his government”.
“The report produced at Senate by the Auditor General if fictitious and did not emanate from Kiambu County Government as alleged. The people of Kiambu are happy with their Government and his track record speaks for itself,” the statement read in part.
Waititu added that his troubles were likely linked to his support for Ruto, stating that he would not be intimidated.
“The Governor is in full support of the war on corruption, however, this cannot be achieved through intimidating leaders who support Deputy President William Ruto. From the ongoing arrests and intimidation, it is no longer a secret that this is 2022 politics at play and the players behind the scheme are known. Let them remain assured that we are strongly behind our deputy party leader,” he concluded.
The statement was a deviation from the Governor’s presentation in the Senate where he apologized and explained that the budget allocations appeared after his official misused a State House budget template.
“I am apologizing that we have such issues in our report. There must be someone who used the template. However, I want to assure this committee that there was no money spent on South Sudan, on State House, and on free primary education because we do not have a budget vote for that,” Waititu said.
He later told the media that the budget in question was passed during his predecessor, William Kabogo’s reign.
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