A signage has gone viral about the construction of a pit latrine in Konyu Ward, Mathira Sub-county had the governor’s name plastered on the top.
Kenyans on social media came together to criticize Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga over the signage.
This seems to have drawn a rift between the governor and his deputy governor Caroline Karugu. She has since distanced herself from the governor and even criticized him.
“I wish to disassociate from these persistent cheap publicity stunts and I consider them extremely unfortunate and ill-advised. Even the mere contemplation of such stunts is a total abuse of the intelligence of the people of Nyeri County,” she wrote on her official Facebook page.
This came just weeks after the governor was involved in another scandal over hand sanitizers.
Governor Kahiga secured 13,000 litres of hand sanitizer from Kibos Sugar Company and repackaged it into small containers bearing his image, for which he received backlash and criticism from his deputy. Karugu also spoke out then.
“Jack Ma has donated PPEs and ventilators worth billions to Africa. We are forever grateful for his generosity. What baffles me more than the kind gesture, is how he chose to go about this donation with no publicity stunts, just a kind heart willing to help.
“Dear CS Mutahi Kagwe, once these donations get to you, kindly send them directly to the individual users. Please minimize the “in between’” Karugu posted on her official Facebook page.