Governor Ferdinand ‘Baba Yao’ Waititu and his Deputy, James Nyoro, have agreed to end their differences and work together again.
This after the two Kiambu leaders attended a meeting convened by Senator Kimani Wamatangi. The 6-hour breakfast meeting was attended by Kiambu leaders including Woman Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, Moses Kurua (Gatundu South), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Jude Njomo (Kiambu Town), Githua Wamachukuru (Kabete), Wanjiku Wa Kibe (Gatundu North) Ng’ang’a Kin’gara (Ruiru) and Kago wa Lydia (Githunguri).
During the meeting at Jacaranda Hotel in Westlands, Waititu and his deputy engaged in dialogue agreed to be exploring ways of solving issues without engaging in squabbles.
“We have discussed all the issues that were causing infighting, and agreed to be working together, (and) that if there is a problem between us, we should first sit down and try to sort it out before reporting it to media,” said Waititu.
While Nyoro, who had accused Baba Yao of running County affairs without consulting him, said the meeting offered a remedy to issues he was unhappy with, adding that he would now work well with his boss.
According to Wamatangi, it was resolved that all leaders must uphold integrity, work as a team and that routine consultative meetings be held to ensure emerging issues are handled before they turn into crises.
They said they had found good consensus on the issues that had triggered a rift among them.
The development comes days after Deputy President William Ruto warned Waititu and his Deputy to stop their embarrassing animosity.
“I ask all leaders from this region to work together like brothers and sisters. You should not spend all your energies on bringing shame,” the DP said.
“I want you to remain a hardworking team. Do not bring shame to us. If you continue, I will come back with a whip. The boss asked me to keep on checking on you,” said Ruto on Friday during a tour of Kiambu county.