Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has now stated that he is in the race to be the Kiambu Governor for another time after his impeachment.
Waititu who on Sunday, September 19, accompanied Deputy President William Ruto on his Kiambu tour said that he will vie on UDA ticket.
“Where I am today, I will be coming back to Kiambu. Do you want me to come back to Kiambu? I am with you and I am with the Deputy President in the UDA party,” Waititu said.
He also said that the differences between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy has led to more suffering among Kenyans and he is also a victim.
“A lot of people have suffered because of the row between Uhuru and Ruto. I was the first victim before they went for other allies,” he said.
The former Kiambu governor also asserted that though his impeachment was not as per the law, he is at peace with it.
“I am at peace even though they removed me forcefully without following the law,” he stated.
He also urged the deputy president to go for the handshake with his boss so as to bring peace to allow peaceful campaigns.
“The Catholic Bishops have stated that you and the president should reconcile. This will bring peace and enable us to campaign peacefully,” he stated.
Ferdinand Waititu alias Baba Yao ceased being the Kiambu Governor after his impeachment in 2019.
He was accused of Gross Violation of the Constitution and Public Finance Management Act.
At the Senate Ruto allies voted in favor of Waititu while Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s allies supported the impeachment.
Waititu was charged with corruption related cases together with his wife and eight other county employees. He denied the charges and was released on cash bail with court ruling barring him from accessing his office.