After a four month hiatus, Nyeri County governor Nderitu Gachagua is back in the country.
The governor received a grand welcome from hundreds of residents at Kamukunji stadium in Nyeri over the weekend. Gachagua who was last seen in the limelight during last year’s Jamhuri Day Celebrations left the country for India in late December to seek treatment.
Speaking during the event, Gachagua accused his opponents of taking advantage of his health condition to campaign for the upcoming General Election.
“While I was away, there were people going around seeking reports on the basis of my health. I think that is not right because life is given by God, and taken away by God,” Nderitu Gachagua said.
During his lengthy absence, residents sought an official statement concerning the governor to no avail.
His homecoming party, was however without drama. A middle aged man identified as Daniel Gatei, emerged from a mammoth crowd and charged towards the dais a few moments before the Governor addressed his supporters, and started hurling insults at the governor.
Security agents who had been deployed at the ceremony quickly pounced on the man and threw him out of the venue.
However, Gatei was not done yet as he found his way back to the rally with more insults while running towards the governor accusing him of neglecting the youth.
He was arrested and whisked away into a waiting police vehicle.