Kiambu Governor’s desperate attempts to shield himself from prosecution continue to hit huge stone walls, according to a recent report by The Star, Waititu has found himself between a hard rock and the DCI and their is no moving one away.
Waititu is reported to have reached out to Deputy President William Ruto seeking to have the charges against him dropped in futility. You will remember it was Ruto’s Karen home that Babayao at the time took refuge for a weekend before presenting himself to the DCI.
When his efforts with Ruto did not bear any results, Waititu started a diplomatic offensive to meet up with the president, again to naught.
Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari were charged in July with six counts over a Sh580 million irregular tender.
During the burial of Peter Kenneth’s mother Rahab Wambui in July, Waititu made desperate attempts to speak to the President about his case.
When he got a chance he asked the President to help him get the charges dropped but he was told to carry his own cross.
On Wednesday Waititu made yet another attempt to speak to the President during the launch of the Nairobi – Naivasha train service without success.
The President’s security detail kept him away even he wanted to join a photo session governors Alfred Mutua (Machakos) Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado) and Mike Sonko (Nairobi) had with Uhuru.
“I was there in my capacity as the Governor of Kiambu. What was wrong with that,” Waititu asked.
The DPP has also rejected a plea deal Waititu has put on the table where he wants to pay back the amount under investigations so that the cases can be dropped and he resumes his work as Governor.
Haji is understood to have dismissed Waititu’s proposal saying it does not meet the threshold for a plea bargain.
The DPP told Waititu that he must first plead guilty to the offences, pay the money and serve a sentence of not less than six months.
If Waititu accepts, then he looses his position as governor as well. His only option is to sit this one out and hopefully convince the courts the money moved from the county accounts to his wife’s accounts on its own.