Fired Up Kabogo Lays Tough Conditions for Uhuru

  • A collage photo of President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo Twitter
  • Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo over the weekend angrily called out President Uhuru Kenyatta for the runaway corruption in the country. 

    He was speaking at the album launch of celebrated vernacular musician Muigai wa Njoroge in Kimende, Kiambu County. 

    In his address, he began by giving a message to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Thika Town counterpart Patrick Wainaina, to take to the president. 

    Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo with musician Muigai wa Njoroge

    "When you go back to Parliament summon the president and tell him that his people are not happy, corruption is too much, too much! He would rather suspend development and share the money among Kenyans," he stated. 

    The politician disclosed that he was free to talk candidly now that he was out of the government. 

    "I'm out of government so I can talk, where can they take me?" Kabogo told the crowd that cheered him on. 

    The fired-up politician added that he was ready to organise a march to remove corrupt officers from the government if President Kenyatta was unable to. 

    "Kama Ruto ameiba, awache kumwambia wamshike (If Ruto has stolen public funds, stop telling him and arrest him)," Kabogo roared.

    He cautioned the crowd against voting in the same manner they did in 2017, come 2022. 

    "Voting will be based on what has been promised and allocated to us, not just coming out in large numbers because the candidate is from our community," he insisted. 

    Kabogo explained that as the Head of State, Uhuru was responsible for his officers and ought to have kept them in check. 

    The former county boss also took shots at his successor, Governor Ferdinand Waititu, accusing him of not living up to his campaign pledges. 

    He claimed that Waititu had bought three prime properties in Nairobi within one year, noting that for him to have afforded that, he must have dipped his hands in public coffers. 

    "How many properties did I acquire while in office?" Kabogo posed, to which the excited crowd responded "None!"

    He challenged Waititu to complete the projects that had already been started by the previous administration, instead of spending the money on the Kaa Sober campaign which gives recovering drug addicts a daily stipend of Ksh 400. 

    Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo in a past photo