Controversial businessman and preacher, Bishop David Kariuki Ngare popularly referred to as Gakuyo, has now blamed Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu for the collapse of Ekeza Sacco.

Gakuyo said Waititu was fighting him because of the role he had played in the election of the Kiambu Governor.

He claimed to have contributed Sh400 million towards Waitutu’s campaign from his private campaign, Gakuyo Real Estate, adding that the Governor had started sabotaging his businesses after taking power.

After we were elected, some people took the book called 48 Laws of Power and used rule 6 and 15 which says you if someone helps you get power, finish them so that they don't owe you.

I gave Waititu Sh400 million from Gakuyo real estate but when we succeeded, Waititu has started fighting me. He is fighting the sacco (Ekeza) but I want to assure him that this country belongs to President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Gakuyo told a rally outside Gakuyo Technical College.

The two, alongside Deputy Governor James Nyoro, were three principals in a coalition dubbed “United for Kiambu” that campaigned for Waititu to the Kiambu county boss.

At its peak, Ekeza Sacco had 78,000 members whose savings totaled to over Sh2.5 billion.

The Government, through Commissioner for Cooperative Development Mary Mungai, deregistered Ekeza Sacco after establishing that its officials, led by Gakuyo, were withdrawing huge amounts of members’ savings to fund their personal expenses.

The Thika-based preacher is currently in court as the government seeks to have his assets auctioned to recover the money withdrawn from Ekeza accounts. 

Waititu has not responded to the claims made by his former political ally.