The image that comes to one’s mind whenever the name Karanja Kibicho is mentioned, is that of a serious no nonsense civil servant who is a stickler for the law, and will not entertain any fun and games.
However, there might be a jolly side, nay, a naughty side, to the Interior PS after all.
The engineer made quite some unusual wedding vows to his wife when they were getting married, and he wasn’t afraid of making them public.
Kibicho made the hilarious confession during a long interview on Radio Jambo this week when he had gone there to talk about an array of issues such as the BBI, and the current state of economy in the country.
The interview was hosted by the popular morning presenters, Gidi and Ghost on their morning show, Gidi na Ghost Asubuhi.
The daring duo didn’t allow the top security man to go without making him talk about some politics. Saying it was a viewer who was asking, they asked whether he was nursing any political ambitions in Kirinyaga county.
Excited by the question, the Interior PS hysterically said that when he was marrying his wife, he told her, “I take thee to be my lawfully wedding wife…until death or politics do us part”
After his interesting insinuation that politics was a bad thing which could ruin even marriages, he went ahead to deny having any political ambitions, saying that if he did, he would have already resigned.
It has been widely believed that Karanja Kibicho is eyeing the Kirinyaga governor seat, something that he has repeatedly denied, saying he is more interested in serving people in his current position.
Despite his denials, this perception has seen him run into disagreements with the current Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, who has not only stated that he is interested in her post, but that he is using state power and machinery to campaign for himself, and also sabotage her efforts.