Drama ensued at a burial ceremony in Gatundu North after former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu engaged MCAs in a heated exchange of words over his untimely ouster from the helm of the county leadership.
Waititu, who was impeached by MCAs and the Senate over alleged gross misconduct and embezzlement of public funds took to the podium after Gatundu AIPCA Bishop Amos Mwangi concluded his sermon.
After giving out his condolence messages to the grieving family, Waititu started pointing fingers at Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu whom he accused of receiving instructions from high-profile government officials to facilitate his ouster.
In his words, Waititu who maintained that he did not steal even a coin from the county coffers, claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta had a hand in his impeachment.
While urging Kiambu residents to give him a second chance to lead the county, Waititu highlighted that he has the capacity to turn around the economic challenges that Kiambu residents are grappling with.
But in a quick rejoinder, Speaker Ndichu and Kiambu County Assembly Majority Leader Elijah Njoroge who were at the burial told off Waititu telling him to stop excuses and deal with his graft cases that are pending in court.
Ndichu at the same time dismissed as a fallacy, claims that he received orders from President Uhuru to execute Waititu’s ouster maintaining that due process was followed.
The heated exchanges happened at Kanyigi village during the burial of father-in-law of former Gatuanyaga ward MCA Cecelia Wamaitha who died at the age of 96 years.