EXCLUSIVE: Waititu Lashes Out After Latest Governor Rankings

  • Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu at a past hearing. The embattled county leader rubbished latest reports that claimed he was the worst performer Facebook
  • Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, on Tuesday, September 17, rubbished the latest ranking of governors based on performance.

    Speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke, Waititu claimed that the entire exercise was a farce aimed at tarnishing his name.

    "If I'm not in office for the last two months, how then can they go on to include me in their so-called polls?" the audibly irritated county head stated.

    The Kiambu governor was highlighted as the worst-performing governor by All Africa Advisors, a United Kingdom-based advisory firm which specializes in commercial and developmental projects in Africa. 

    Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu addressing the media at a past event. The embattled county maintained that despite being ranked as the worst performer, things on the ground are quite different
    Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu addressing the media at a past event. The embattled county boss said that the poll results were unrepresentative of his track record in the county.

    According to the surveys' stipulations, the governors were ranked on the basis of development status in their respective counties. 

    Waititu, who has been under investigation in a litany of corruption cases, claimed that the latest polls were politically motivated and targeted him directly.

    "Hiyo iko siasa ndani yake hiyo ya Kiambu, kuna bloggers wametumiwa kuniharibia jina. Kuna mahesabu imefanywa hapo. (There's a lot of politicking at play here, there are bloggers have been hired to tarnish my name. The poll is a result of some sinister calculations). Just go to the ground and talk to the people directly, things are quite different over there," he maintained.

    Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua emerged victorious, as the best performing county executive ahead of Kakamega's Wycliffe Oparanya, Nairobi's Mike Sonko, Makueni's Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, and Mombasa's Ali Hassan Joho in that specific order.

    The results of the polls were announced during an event at a hotel in Nairobi.

    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua making an address in a past event. He was ranked the best Governor in the country beating 46 others.
    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua making an address in a past event. He was ranked the best Governor in the country beating 46 others.