Waithaka tells leaders to stop divisive politics

By: BOB MURIUKI

Nyandarua Governor Daniel Waithaka has criticised politicians dividing residents into “North” and “South” ahead 2017.

He said residents are united and it is wrong for a leader to propagate hate messages aimed at dividing them.

“There are misguided politicians moving round the county drawing a wedge between the people. They argue that people from Nyandarua North are being favoured in development projects while the South is neglected,” Waithaka said.

He dismissed the individuals as “wolves who have nothing to offer”. The governor said his administration has undertaken development projects in all the 25 wards and no region of the county has been discriminated.

“These individuals are lost. They have nothing to tell the people and are crying wolfs in the wilderness seeking for public attention,” he said.

The governor spoke at GECK Church of Bishop Rahab Muthoni at the outskirts of Engineer town during a special Sunday service to open a new church.

He donated Sh50,000 for the church project.

Waithaka said there are several projects undertaken by his administration in Kinangop subcounty and told residents to ignore those spreading propaganda aimed at creating division.

The colourful ceremony was attended by five bishops from Kiambu, Nairobi, Laikipia and Nakuru counties.

They were hosted by Bishop Rahab Muthoni.

Muthoni accused a local politician and a cleric for allegedly organising youths to storm her house at night while claiming the Governor was holed up in the compound.

“We condemn such barbaric acts by known individuals. Clerics are supposed to preach the word of God from the pulpit,” she said.

Muthoni urged those behind last month’s, incident to repent or face God’s wrath for allegedly “spreading smear campaign against her and the church”.

The bishop said the incident was meant to fight the governor from visiting her church and Kinangop in general.

Waithaka was accompanied by area MCA Daniel Kibebo, his political advisor Njihia Wangungu and a nominee for the post of ICT and county attorney Kanja Muchina.