I have no personal problem with Kabogo , Waititu says after win

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Jubilee Kiambu governor nominee Ferdinand Waititu during a past appearance at Milimani law courts. /COLLINS KWEYU

Ferdinand Waititu has extended an olive branch to incumbent Kiambu governor William Kabogo after beating him hands down in the Jubilee primaries.

Waititu garnered 353,604 votes, while Kabogo got 69,916 votes.

“Those people who have been voted out, Kabogo and his government, we do not have any personal problem with them,” he said.

Speaking when he appeared in K24 on Thursday, Waititu wished Kabogo well adding that he would consult him on various projects.

“I wish them well and I will try and cooperate with them so that we can develop our areas,” he said.

He expressed his happiness saying that he knew he was going to win with over 80 per cent of the votes.

“We knew we would win. I am a very happy man, the people of Kiambu received a lot of money but decided to vote for the best leaders,” he said.

Noting that he is confident Jubilee will win Nairobi’s Governor seat, Waititu said the party carried out free and fair elections.

Aspirants Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth are battling it out for the seat.

Results already received indicate Sonko is taking lead in the Nairobi primaries.

“The primaries are very transparent, they are free and fair,i give them A-,” Waititu added.

Kabogo already conceded defeat as results trickled in from Kiambu Jubilee’s primaries on Tuesday.

“It is well with me. Whoever will be the next governor, I wish him well. This is a very serious job,” he said.

“I think someone does not want me for Governor of Kiambu and I am done for now. I wish Waititu, people of Kiambu well.”

In the Women Representative race former Kameme FM presenter Gathoni Muchomba floored President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin Annah Nyokabi Gathecha.

Five Kiambu MPs including Esther Gathogo (Ruiru) Njoroge Baiya (Githunguri), John Kiragu (Limuru), Mburu Kahangara (Lari), Kigo Njenga (Gatunddu North) lost in the Jubilee nominations.

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