Waititu in trouble after illegal road construction

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been pulled into the controversy.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu (reading newspaper), Thika Town MP Alice Nganga (right).

Waititu this week earned the praise from social media users after he was seen personally supervising earth movers to clear a road reserve near the Blue Post Hotel.

Photos emerged of Waititu instructing the clearing of vegetation and bushes on a parcel of land said to be a road reserve.

He was accompanied by his running James Nyoro and Thika Town Alice Ng’ang’a.

Within hours, the newly paved road was seen diverting traffic and Waititu was praised for providing instant solutions to the notorious traffic jam on Thika Road.

Privately owned land

However, it has now emerged that the land was privately owned and that Waititu by his actions, had infringed on the rights of the land owner and trespassed, authorising the construction of a road on private land.

Njiiri Kariuki who claims to own the land has now gone to court to protest Waititu’s actions of trespassing and constructing a road on his family plot without any notice and communication.

However, the Thika Court that deals with land cases could not give an order since the judge was on leave despite the fact that he had the title deed.

Njiiri who is the son of the late Kariuki Njiiri, a former Kigumo MP has now gone to social media to seek audience with President Uhuru Kenyatta and pleading with him for help to stop the road construction on his family's land.

He also sent the same petition to the Office of the First Lady and the Director of Public Prosecution.

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