BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2018-President Uhuru Kenyatta’s position that the ongoing demolitions of buildings constructed on riparian land will continue to be demolished,Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu seems to read from a different script all together.
The governor is of the view that instead of demolishing the said buildings the rivers under them if any should be re-directed to follow different channel but not destroy property.
The governor was categorical that he opposes the move.
Speaking at the faith evangelistic ministry church in Karen On Sunday,president Kenyatta was firm and said that the demolitions will continue. ”I have been called by several people who have asked me why i am just watching as the demolitions are been carried out”.He said.
The head of state went on to say that he had even lost friends over the same but added that it will not deter him from fighting impunity.
“Over the last few weeks I have lost many friends. Many have called me asking ‘ how can you be watching when all the destruction is going on?’ I say a time has come to fight impunity,” he and stressed the need for all Kenyans to be empowered to use their skills and innovation to better our lives and those of others.
Waititu’s sentiments have raised questions on socials media with Kenyans asking if the two leaders are holding different positions on the hot subject.