Panic has gripped Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu after Deputy President William Ruto has decided to dump Waititu.
To make things worse, their is unease in his executive after detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission summoned one of them to record a statement over graft.
Keen observers will agree that before his current tribulations, Waititu was a key face in Ruto Tangatanga rallies across the country.
But recently he was missing in action during Ruto visit in Nyandarua and Nairobi Riruta area. This has been attributed to the recent heckling of the governor at a function.
Governor Waititu was humiliated after angry traders heckled him over failure by the county government to build Githurai 45 market. The traders accused the governor of failing to fulfill his promise to build the market if elected after the 2017 polls.
By last week, facts were emerging that William Ruto had called Waititu and told him to remain silent in both local and national politics.
Ruto had been advised by his strategists that befriending Waititu was becoming counterproductive and was costing him the populous Kiambu vote bloc.
It must be noted that when Waititu was linked to corruption by senators, Ruto came to the governor’s defense.
An insider with Tanga Tanga intimated that Ruto is aware that Waititu is loyal to him during their meetings but was of the view that the governor has to keep off his meetings.
“What happened to Waititu at Githurai 45 shocked Ruto the way President Uhuru Kenyatta was shocked when then governor William Kabogo was heckled in front of him ahead of 2017 general elections,” divulged our source.
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