Nyeri senator Wahome Wamatinga has warned Governor Johnson Sakaja against disrespecting Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua as he fired harsh words to the Nairobi boss.
This follows a series of events that could be termed as Rigathi and Sakaja not going with the same flow.
A few days ago Gachagua warned Sakaja against initiating plans that would seemingly hurt businesses.While speaking in Nyeri, the deputy President asked Sakaja to take it easy in how he runs the capital, noting that Mt Kenya people elected him and he should not be making drastic decisions without consulting them.
He cautioned the governor against the move to relocate matatus from CBD, saying it might have far-reaching political implications.
Now speaking during a funeral service in Mathira constituency, Wamatinga stressed on how the Nairobi governor should be grateful to Gachagua for his win in the 2022 gubernatorial elections.
“Rigathi helped you become governor. Tutaonana na wewe mwanaume kwa mwanaume (We shall meet man to man). Kikuyus will not be threatened. Rigathi should be respected,” Wamatinga said.
The Nyeri senator went on to warn that if Sakaja fails to respect the second in command, he will marshal Mt Kenya residents who live in Nairobi to impeach him.
Wamatinga further accused the Nairobi governor of possessing a fake degree certificate, saying it might be one of the grounds to oust the governor.
“I want to tell Sakaja, Rigathi sio wa rika yako (Rigathi is not your agemate).Your papers belong to Gikomba. Those are bought papers. If you play with us we will impeach you,” he said.
Sakaja has however denied brushing shoulders with Gachagua as he dismissed allegations that he was on a collision path with the second in command.
During a meeting with Gikomba traders, the first-time governor declared that he would never go against his bosses in reference to the DP and the President. Sakaja asked leaders spreading what he termed as seeds of hate between him and the DP to stop immediately.