Sonko offers monetary reward to anyone who can translate Waititu’s interview

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, May 4th 2019 at 15:23
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday offered Sh140,000 to Kenyans who would accurately translate a speech by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

Through a Facebook post, Sonko uploaded a video of Waititu ranting at his office regarding pieces of land that have been grabbed in Nairobi.

In one of the videos, the Kiambu governor is speaking in Kikuyu and mentions nominated MP Maina Kamanda, accusing him of grabbing a piece of land.

“Hebu translate in your mother tongue what 022 is saying. 2k to first 70 translations.

“Tokens to be sent starting from 6pm coz I'm also looking for 42 translators to help me pick the right translations,” said Sonko.

Earlier, he had sent screenshots of confirmed M-Pesa transactions where he (Sonko) had sent a netizen Sh5000.

He asked all those who translated the speech correctly to indicate their telephone numbers.

While appearing before the Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) this week, Waititu said he was shocked to learn that his administration spent Sh793 million on Free Primary Education, a national government function under a county vote head that had been allocated Sh804 million during the year.

The shocking audit queries led the Moses Kajwang’-led committee to order a fresh audit and a report tabled within 45 days. The queries are for the 2017-18 financial year.

But Waititu disowned two pages of the document showing the dubious allocations alleging that they could have been sneaked in by his political detractors out to tarnish his administration.

Kamanda had also weighed in on the matter saying soon Kiambu will not have a governor because he will be locked up for misusing funds.

Here is the video:

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