Former Kiambu County governor Ferdinand Waititu is yet again on the spotlight for allegedly grabbing one of the streets in Nairobi CBD.
Waititu is alleged to have grabbed an area along Titar Lane that joins Tubman road and Biashara street.
Controversial blogger Robert Alai on Thursday August 6, 2020 shared the photos of the allegedly grabbed area, calling on the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) to intervene.
Alai further revealed how Waititu has constructed a concrete staircase and put up a gate to block the public from using the lane.
Alai also alleged that Waititu has grabbed the area to serve his newly opened Salehe hotel.
“Former governor Waititu has apparently grabbed this area. This is Titar Lane that joins Tubman rd and Biashara st. He has constructed a concrete staircase and put up a gate to serve his newly opened Salehe hotel. Therefore blocking it to public use,” Alai posted.
This is not however, the first time Waititu is finding himself in such scandals.
In 2019, the former County boss was accused of using his office position to take land away from a widow.
Investigations revealed that a prime property belonging to Ms Cecilia Mbugua was fraudulently transferred to Ms Esther Nyatu through the office of the governor and the Waititu himself.
Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) Chairperson Florence Kajuju handed over title deeds back to Ms Mbugua following an admission by Waititu of his role in taking away the land worth Sh100 million.
The commission’s investigations revealed that two properties – Thika Municipality/BlockXI/877 and Thika Municipality/BlockXI/878 – belonging to Ms Mbugua, were transferred to Ms Nyatu, in a process facilitated by Waititu.
The investigation followed a complaint filed with the commission on March 5, 2019.
Kiambu County land officials revealed that Mr Waititu facilitated the transfer and provided all the required documents.