Jubilee nominee for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat Ferdinand Waititu has extended an olive branch to the incumbent William Kabogo whom he defeated in the recent party primaries.
Waititu popularly known as Baba Yao appealed to Kabogo, his political arch rival, to join him in working for the county, saying they should bury their differences for the sake of unity.
“Personally, I have no hard feelings against Kabogo and we should put aside our political differences and work for the people of Kiambu. He must admit I trounced him this time and I know he could also defeat me in the next elections,” he said.
The Kabete MP was speaking at the Calvary Chosen Center in Thika during inter-denominational thanks giving prayers organized by presiding Bishop of the church David Kariuki Gakuyo.
He was accompanied by Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a, his running mate James Nyoro and Ruiru parliamentary Jubilee nominee Simon King’ara among others.
However, Waititu while saying he was ready to work with Kabogo he warned him against giving the next county administration a hard time. “He should also give us our space to serve the people when our time comes,” he quipped.
He at the same time, he said he would not support aspirants who lost the Jubilee nominations and are trying to make a come-back as independent candidates in the August 8 elections.
He told senator aspirant Karungo Wa Thangw’a who lost the Jubilee ticket to Senator Kimani Wamatangi to shelve his bid to contest as an independent candidate.
Thangw’a was a key player in the Waititu-led ‘United 4 Kiambu’ caucus that brought together several aspirants to campaign against the sitting governor.
“Those who lost in the nominations including my good friend Karungo should join us in forming the next county government,” Waititu said.
He thanked the electorate for giving him the Jubilee ticket and pledged not to let Kiambu people down.
Waititu also vowed that his administration would review existing county laws and do away with oppressive sections.
“I am particularly concerned with building construction laws which are extremely punitive and meant to exploit our people. This has to change,” he added.