John Ngigi Kuria

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu has forced Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria’s brother on a compulsory leave, a day after Kuria blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta for neglecting his backyard.

Governor Ferdinard Waititu

Waititu yesterday sent John Ngigi Kuria on a compulsory leave. To report back on Valentine Day, which is not clear if it will happen. Ngigi Kuria is the County Chief Officer for Agriculture, Crop Production, Irrigation and Marketing in Kiambu County.

Moses Kuria

On New Year in Thika Stadium, Kuria said Uhuru was taking his people as trash, focusing on developments in other areas and only to officiate rewarding of rehabilitated drunkards in his backyard.

“Kazi yako ni kufungua maendeleo kwingine but Kiambu unakuja kupeana certificates za pombe. Uratukua wana” Kuria said.

It’s not yet clear if Waititu was directed by a higher office to make the decision or did it on his own because he was with Kuria in the Thika event.

Waititu letter read “You are hereby advised to proceed for your annual 30 days leave. In this regard handover your duties and any county property, tools or equipment in your custody to Chief Officer Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services”.

Compulsory leave letter from Waititu

Kuria responded to the move saying it was malicious and that his life is in danger.

“Kiambu unakuja kupeana certificates za pombe. Uratukua wana”

“My brother went through a very competitive and open recruitment process. I never interfered nor influenced. He has a MSc in Agricultural Economics from University of Nairobi and many years of experience. Clearly Waititu is acting out of political malice but he is not acting alone. I ask Kenyans to pray for my safety,” Kuria said.


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