Waititu threatens Kabogo's Kiambu existense
16 March 2015, 14:19
Nairobi - Ferdinand Waititu will take aim at William Kabogo's Kiambu Gubernatorial seat in the 2017 General Elections after sealing his return to active politics.
Waititu was over the weekend declared the Jubilee Alliance Party's JAP Kabete parliamentary by election candidate after winning the nomination process with a landslide.
With the area a staunch Jubilee area, he will thus without much fuss be the next Kabete MP to replace the late George Muchai.
That said, it is no secret that Waititu will be eyeing the larger Kiambu Governors seat come 2017, where he will likely face off with current Governor William Kabogo.
The two are both huge public and political figures and it will be interesting to see the line they will take in the coming years.
Kabogo is not new to controversy as is Waititu, and thus the move to run for the Governor's seat in 2017 will add a new twist to the plot.
" You all know where my eyes are looking," Waititu, who lost the 2013 Nairobi gubernatorial by elections to Evans Kidero said.
" It will be an honour to be Kabete MP and I will serve the people if they elect me, to the best of my ability. That said, I am looking forward for the 2017 election," he told News24.
Kabogo himself is a strong candidate and the war between the two will be one of the highlights of the 2017 elections.
Waititu though, who has been in the cold the last few years, will have the chance to start rebuilding his place in the local political scene.
" I think it will be a tight one. Whoever wins depends on the faults of the other," political analyst Michael Njenga said.
" Kabogo has a few controversies hanging around but so does Waititu. It is like choosing the lighter of two black kettles."
" One thing is for sure. Waititu will give Kabogo a real run for his money and Kabogo will know," he adds.
The Kabete by election will be held in April.
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