Kiambu MPs now best buddies with Kabogo

By: GEORGE MUGO

Kiambu MPs, who relentlessly bashed Governor William Kabogo for months, suddenly are singing his praises.

They can’t say enough good things about the county boss, whom they called arrogant and accused of abuse of office.

Critics even organised a Kabogo Must Go Drive in April. Now, it is sweetness and light. Residents who spoke to the Star said there could be a political seachange.

The MPs previously were instrumental in ensuring the victory of Ferdinand Waititu as Kabete MP, whom Kabogo opposed.

After being announced winner, Waititu said he is now eyeing the governor’s seat in 2017. Francis Munyua (Juja) and Esther Gathogo (Ruiru) were the first MPs to shift political gears.

They now urge others to cooperate with the governor. Three weeks ago at the AIPCA Ruiru town, the two pledged loyalty.

Lari’s Mburu Kahangara said: “When I took over as MP, there was no hospital, only dispensaries and a health centre.”

He spoke last week when he accompanied Kabogo to commission the Lari Level 4 Hospital.

He said his partnership with the government was encouraging and would improve access to medical care.

“We have seen what the governor has been doing. He deserves acknowledgment,” Kahangara said.

Last Sunday, Gatundu North MP Kigo Njenga publicly announced it would be wise to work with the governor.

“I have no problem with you. Let us work together,” the MP said.

Njenga accompanied Kabogo to attend a service at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Mataara.

Kabogo said he wants to concentrate on serving the residents, instead of politicking on issues.

“We have 12 MPs in the county. Most of them criticised me,” the governor said.