Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has fired back at his critics who have accused him of amassing ill-gotten wealth since his election in 2017.
In an undated video seen by Kenyans.co.ke of him talking to journalists in his office, Waititu stated that prior to taking reigns at the county government, he was already wealthy and instead of expressing jealousy, his detractors should also strive to get to where he is financially.
He told reporters that if he was to show off all his properties, some people would commit suicide.
“People should stop being jealous. When you hear someone has his own building, one should look for theirs. When someone is being elected for any seat they are not poor; they have their own plans and I had mine," he stated.
"My first building in Nairobi is not 20 years and if I took some of my critics to Nairobi they would become insane if they knew the buildings I own," he added.
He explained that he was involved in road construction in Dandora, Kayole, Mwiki Pipeline and many other estates in Nairobi's Eastlands area.
Even when he was a councillor in Nairobi County Council, he was rich enough to afford a Mercedes Benz as well as a Range Rover as per his narration.
The county boss urged those concerned about how he got to own buildings in Nairobi to visit the Survey of Kenya offices or give information to the DCI.
Waititu accused his political opponents of fuelling malicious information because they want him out of office.
The outspoken governor advised that rather than tackling corruption through targeted witch hunts, authorities should first focus on evidence that is easy to get.
"I want to tell the people talking about corruption that before investigating people whose information you need binoculars to see, investigate graft whose evidence in publicly known.
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