Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has slammed Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu after he sent his brother, John Ngigi on forced leave.
Speaking during the memorial service of former Equity Bank CEO Peter Kagema, Kuria says Waititu took the action following his (Kuria) remarks about President Kenyatta in Thika town on Monday.
“He (my brother) got terminated at 8 pm last night, just a few days after our encounter with Waititu in Thika, and he was not even given time to handover,” Kuria states.
Speaking on New Year's Eve at Thika Stadium, Kuria criticized President Uhuru accusing him of neglecting his backyard as far as development projects are concerned. He claimed that Kiambu residents have been used as voting machines.
“We have been rendered into voting machines but development is channeled elsewhere; we must shelve that nonsense."
“I want to tell the President to launch water, new roads, and electrification projects. We were with him in Kisumu where he launched new roads but coming to Kiambu, he only issued certificates to rehabilitated alcoholics,” said Kuria.
Two days after he made the remarks, his brother Ngigi, who serves as the Kiambu County Chief Officer in charge of Agriculture, Crop Production, Irrigation, and Marketing was sent on a 30-day compulsory leave.
"It has been noted that you have not taken your annual leave for some time due to the busy nature of your office. You are hereby therefore advised to proceed for your annual 30 days leave with effect from Thursday 3rd January 2019," reads a letter sent to Ngigi by Governor Waititu.
Kuria reads politics in Governor Waititu's decision. “Introducing politics in such affairs is very unfair, but that is the kind of governor that we have in our county, unfortunately."