EXCLUSIVE: Waititu Lashes Out After Latest Governor Rankings
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.
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.
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