Residents of Thika in Kiambu county took to the streets to protest the leadership of governor Ferdinard Waititu.
The residents said that the governor lied about giving the youth in the area Sh20000. They were also angered by the budget lines that the governor presented before the senator that indicated that Kiambu county took care of expenditures meant for the National government.
The protesters carried a distorted portrait of the governor with one almost likening him to a pig. The irate protesters stated that they had lost faith in the governor who had not brought any development to the area so far.
One protester accused the governor said that the governor was only stealing money and women in the county. They asked him to step down and vowed to remove him if he failed to leave on his own.
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In the documents presented to the Senate’s Public Accounts and Investments committee, Kiambu county had allocated over Ksh1 billion to State House functions, benefits to retired president, Free Primary education and South Sudan peace program, yet clearly those functions are under the national government.
In his defense, Waititu mentioned that he was equally shocked by the details in the documents and stated that the person who made the budget must have relied on a budget used by the State House.
However, in a rejoinder, State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita asserted that the State House didn’t share it’s budget with the County Government of Kiambu.
Waita tweeted: “Just for the record State House does not share any budgets with the County Government of Kiambu.”
Governor Waititu is expected to appear before the committee in the future to explain the reports since he failed to do so on Thursday as he appeared unprepared according to the committee’s chair Moses Kajwang’.