Aides of a Kenyan governor on Monday, reportedly assaulted a lady who insisted on serving a court order barring the county government from demolishing her business premises.
The lady identified as Wambui Wa Githurai, had gone to the Kiambu county governor’s office to furnish the county officer, with a court order but encountered resistance from Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s security aides, who refused her access.
An eyewitness who narrated the story on Facebook wrote;
“Lady from Kiambu county, Wambui Wa Githurai went to the governor’s office to personally serve him with a court order restraining his goons from vandalising her premises and carting away her merchandise. It’s apparent Kiambu people were duped into electing a goon. To attack our women in public offices is unacceptable, despicable and an affront to our dignity as a royal county.”
While the incident has sparked social media outrage with residents of Kiambu and Kenyans condemning Waititu’s administration for perpetrating violence against women, it was gathered that Githurai had earlier in the month on her Facebook page condemned the actions of the government, who had destroyed her shop.
I travelled to Mombasa for niece’s burial yesterday night only to be called today that there are people who are destroying my small container at Githurai 45.
They had Kiambu County Vehicles.
They have carried away my container worth 90k and destroyed the display. Inside were phones worth 150,000shs. Accessories worthy 75,000 ksh
All this because i dont support the govt of day
God bless you team Waititu
This is coming few weeks after the Kenyan Governor Ferdinand Waititu Baba Yao, responded to social media reports that he was being investigated by the DPP over purchase of Sh1.8 billion property in Nairobi CBD through public funds.
A message widely shared on social media had claimed that the DPP was in the process of ordering Waititu’s arrest after the Governor allegedly awarded contracts worth Sh573 million to members of his family including his wife and son. However, the governor dismissed the reports, noting that no agency has grilled him in connection with any corruption-related matter.