Kiambaa residents regret electing UDA’s KaWanjiku
By John Kamau
Two months after voters in Kiambaa Constituency in Kiambu County elected United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate, John Njuguna Wanjiku alias KaWanjiku as their MP, they have started regretting the decision.
They are now blaming themselves for not electing Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama who had their interest at heart.
The residents are lamenting that KaWanjiku has no time for them and spends most of his time serving his master, Deputy President William Ruto.
Instead of using time to issue bursary cheques to needy and deserving students, they said, the legislator spends hours at the DP’s Karen residence, where he joins the second in command in meeting delegations in his premature 2022 campaigns.
KaWanjiku, the voters lamented, frequents Karen to please his master, Ruto, instead of addressing their needs which they elected him to do.
They added that KaWanjiku has hired non-residents in his office and locals who dare visit the offices are chased away like wild dogs.
Most of those hired are blood relatives of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua who is rumuored to be KaWanjiku’s biological father.
The voters said KaWanjiku has now emulated his biological father, Gachagua who is at the centre of Sh12 billion tender scams by initiating questionable development projects to facilitate looting of CDF.
The new MP also spends valuable time chasing payments at the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) where prior to the by-election he had been illegally awarded contracts worth millions of shillings.
Prior to the by-election, Thingira.org revealed that KaWanjiku was minting millions of shillings illegally at the water firm through award of lucrative tenders.
Those who were aiding him in the execution of the tender scams included the firm’s Managing Director, Eng Nahashon Muguna and the Supply Chain Manager, Benedict Kiema.
Through the two, KaWanjiku was illegally awarded multimillion shillings tenders and was using the proceeds to fund his campaigns in the by-election.
The documents in our possession showed that KaWanjiku’s two companies, namely; Full Pack International Company Ltd and MMI International Ltd were illegally awarded contracts and are actively in business with the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company.
According to the documents, KaWanjiku mysteriously bagged Tender No. NCWSC/46/2018 for supply and delivery of sewer materials, concrete pipes (9X6), manhole covers (42" X 36") and manhole cover slab (42") and was paid millions of shillings.
He also mysteriously bagged Tender No. NCWSC/28/2018 for supply and delivery of Unit Based PPEs and Portable Multigas Detector and again was paid millions of shillings.
He was also awarded Tender No. NCWSC/41/2020 for supply and delivery of Polyres in Triangular Manhole Covers (40ton) and Frame and Cover and the payment was being processed by the time the by-election was on.
KaWanjiku was paid the money though no work was done and this was evidenced by the gaping manholes in some parts of the city.
KaWanjiku, we revealed, was introduced by his biological father, Gachagua to Ruto, who in turn introduced him to the water firm’s Managing Director, Muguna.
The Deputy President piled pressure on Muguna to award another tender to KaWanjiku and make the payment in advance.
KaWanjiku used the illicit proceeds from the water firm to print UDA branded T-shirts at Industrial Area in Nairobi near the Nairobi Water Headquarters.