Waititu deputy vows to stay put amid quit claims

Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro has denied social media claims that he is set to quit his post because of alleged differences with Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

Nyoro dismissed speculations that he will take cue from former Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe, who quit after his relationship with Governor Mike Sonko deteriorated following alleged mistrust.

Claims have been abuzz that continued bad blood between the two top county bosses have made it impossible for Nyoro to work. However, speaking in a vernacular TV station on Tuesday evening, Nyoro denied claims of bad blood between him and his boss, adding that persons spreading the falsehoods are busybodies.

He said there were differences of opinion between him and Waitutu during the formation and realignment of their government. However, that was now behind them. He said rumour mongers were trying to magnify non-issues to cause needless political wars to the detriment of service delivery to Kiambu residents.

“There are so many busybodies trying to create conflicts between us. They are haters and I urge them to stay mum and allow us to serve the people,” he said.

Nyoro said his administration had a debt to pay to the electorate, who sacrificed a lot to elect them, and vowed to serve them wholeheartedly by eschewing any sideshows that might derail their vision for the county.

“No one can take away the mandate that Kiambu people gave us as governor and his deputy. The people elected us and I’ll be the deputy governor to Waititu until 2022,” he said.

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