A video of ousted Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu walking alone along Nairobi CBD streets has emerged online just days after he lost his seat through impeachment.
Waititu is seen walking with his head bowed down in the undated video, that has been shared widely on social media.
“Waititu has no one around him now. This a lesson to those in power, power is temporary. Once power leaves, even the people around you leave. Let power and respect bring people closer to you. Be nice, be a team player,” captioned Patrick Safari who shared the video.
The Senate voted to kick out Waititu as governor after upholding the decision on the all three counts (gross misconduct, abuse of office and engaging in corruption) levelled against him by the Kiambu county assembly.
The embattled politician has since sued the Senate, Kiambu County Assembly and Speakers of the two Houses as well as his former deputy and successor James Nyoro. He maintains that he was unlawfully kicked out of office by Kiambu County Assembly on December 19, 2019, and that the disputed resolution was passed on January 29.
The video has elicited mixed reactions from several Kenyans with many stating that he got what he deserved.
“Bitange Ndemo said it through experience, they never listened to him. Waititu phone had been busy but if you call today, he will answer,” tweeted Martin Njau.
“Even as Governor he used to walk around Koinange street alone. That must be Chester building which is not so far from his private office. Nevertheless, I agree with you, once power leaves, even people around you leave,” added Phillip Kasaya.
In this video, Ferdinand Waititu was allegedly spotted yesterday in town. Walking alone. Like a defeated dog. Power is indeed fleeting and ephemeral. Thats how you fall from grace to grass. You especially deserve this fall if you blatantly loot the public like a primitive fool.
Very true……unfortunately most people get drunk with power and think they own the world.
They never seem to learn!