Besieged Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu was forced to seek for the help of his political buddy Deputy President William Ruto when officers from Ethics and Anti-Corruption conducted an early morning raid at his City homes.
The Governor’s homes in Runda, Garden Estate were searched for documents in the dawn raid as the EACC stepped up their graft probe over audit queries in Kiambu County.
Waititu Residence in Runda
Sources privy to the surprise raid said the governor immediately reached Ruto on phone informing the DP of his arrest and Ruto gave him and assurance that he was together with him.
Of late Waititu has been a common face in Ruto’s tours across the country to market his 2022 presidential bid.
Earlier this month, the Kiambu County Government presented the Senate with a financial statement showing Waititu may have allocated budgets for functions unrelated to Kiambu.
Officers at Waititu residence in Runda
The governor told the senators that he was unaware of the improper expenditures and was equally shocked.