Drama was yesterday evening witnessed in the Githurai’s Mwihoko area of Kiambu County when political leaders aligned to the Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke factions clashed during a burial mass.
Rival camps allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kieleweke) and DP Ruto (Tanga Tanga) have been going for each other with yesterday’s drama being the latest
This is after controversial Bishop David Kariuki Ngari alias Gakuyo clashed in public with nominated senator Isaac Mwaura over alleged swindling of the public.
It all started when Gakuyo, the Ekeza Sacco founder told the public that he had paid Sh1 billion in form of land to members who lost their money that he allegedly being duped into contributing as property investments.
Over 2.5 Billion shillings was lost in the scheme during the tenure of the contentious Bishop as the chairman of the SACCO.
During his speech, Gakuyo blamed all the woes on bad governance and politics stating that he had never stolen a single coin from the public.
Lacing it with humor, the President Kenyatta staunch supporter and Kieleweke member continued that he had never even sired a single child out of wedlock, adding that he went out of his way to giving the SACCO 1billion worth of land to protect his good name.
“I have never even sired a child outside my marriage, leave alone stealing a coin from investors. I have grown thinner because of giving out all I had to try and protect my reputation,” Gakuyo told mourners.
Tackling him head-on, angered nominated senator Isaac Mwaura hit at the tycoon telling him to return all that was fraudulently acquired from the poor public investors.
Mwaura criticized the man of the cloth for conniving with corrupt governors from the Mount Kenya region in support of the president to cover the under dealings.
He added that people like Gakuyo ought to be rotting in jail, and should never again be trusted with any public office.
“You cannot steal from the public and later come tell them to vote you in. I urge you to ignore these corrupt people,” said Mwaura.
Kiambu governor Nyoro who was also in attendance at the mass cautioned leaders against squaring their differences in public while observing the mood of the event.
“I feel sad and hurt that leaders can bring their differences in an event such as this. These are five families that are grieving for the loss of their children. This is not the perfect place for political exchanges and I urge you, leaders, to, going forward exercise restraint,” said Nyoro.
This comes just days after senator Mwaura defected to DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga camp from Kieleweke.