Embu Governor Martin Wambora found himself at logger heads with his Tharaka Nithi counterpart Muthomi Njuki when he asked him to work with certain leaders in the County during the Mt, Kenya East BBI signature endorsement at Chuka Town.
This did not go down well with Governor Muthomi who accused Wambora of trying to be a prefect and dictating who he should work with in his own county while demanding respect from him.
“My colleague Governor Muthomi Njuki, please work with Chuka Vice Chancellor Prof. Erastus Njoka, Tharaka University college principal Prof. Kinyua Muriungi and former Governor Sanuel Ragwa,” said Wambora.
He accused Tharaka Nithi County of engaging in politics way to early referring to the current political heat on Gubernatorial seat calling upon all leaders to put their differences away and support the BBI.
This seemed to hit a wrong spot in Muthomi Njuki who retorted immediately asking Wambora why he had not given the same piece of advice to Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and cabinet Secretary Peter Munya who were present yet they were rivals.
“Thank You Governor Wambora, for your piece of advice on who I should work with, but I don’t come to Embu to tell you who to work with,” snapped Njuki, “I can assure you, we will continue being good neighbors but we are not prefect of each other.”
He concluded by asking Wambora to respect him as the Governor of Tharaka Nithi for the sake of the cordial relationship the two counties continue to share.
The event was filled with supporters of Governor Muthomi Njuki and the Vice chancellor, who is also said to be eyeing the seat turning it to a cheering competition.
Governor Kiraitu who was the chief guest in the Mt Kenya East event, cautioned leaders against engaging in politics also advising them to all should work together towards success of the BBI.
“Muthomi Njuki, look for your own means to acquire the signatures while Prof. Njoka talks to the youth and women,”advised Kiraitu ” I know your people do not like me but talk to them to sign while I talk to mine and let’s work on BBI together.”