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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Waititu starts journey to Kiambu governor 2017 at Kabete 2015

Former Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu has officially confirmed that he will be contesting for nomination on Jubilee Alliance Party ticket for the vacant Kabete parliamentary seat left behind by George Muchai who was murdered in Nairobi.
Speaking  at Kabete during the nomination campaign, Waititu said that he was vying for the Kabete seat so that he can demonstrate that he can deliver services to local residents the same way he had done while serving for a long time as a civic leader for Embakasi and later as a member of parliament and assistant minister.
He said after demonstrating that he was a man of actions in Kabete, he says on being elected as their next MP, he would go for the Kiambu gubernatorial slot currently held by Governor William Kabogo and bring development to the county.
Waititu’s declaration comes amid speculation that he was preparing the ground to oppose Kabogo come the next general elections. The entry of the combatant Waititu brings new political dimensions in the county. It will be interesting to see how the two giants, Kabogo and Waititu will behave once they are pitted against each other. Kabogo has enjoyed a relatively cool political arena apart from a few confrontations from members of parliament. With the entry of Waititu, things will never be the same again.
Recently, Kabogo called for free and fair nominations for the Jubilee party in Kabete. He went on to tell the party to use voter register and ID cards to ensure that only genuine Kabete electorates participate in the Jap nomination process. Political observers viewed Kabogo’s sentiments as trying to sideline Waititu whom he probably fears is capable of importing voters from outside Kabete.