Wamb­ora like a spoiled kid, say 3 ex-ad­vis­ers

‘We did our best but he would not lis­ten.’ Gov­er­nor fired them in Septem­ber

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - REUBEN GITHINJI @githin­jireuben

Embu Gov­er­nor Martin Wamb­ora is one dif­fi­cult per­son to work with, his former ad­vis­ers have said. Bosco Kiura, Joe Ka­maria and Joshua Kanake said res­i­dents should treat Wamb­ora like a spoiled child whose par­ents gave up and gave birth to another one.

“In Embu tra­di­tion we say that if par­ents get a child but he is spoiled such that they are un­able to cor­rect him, the best thing to do is just to give birth to another one,” Kanake said.

The three were fired by Wamb­ora in Septem­ber. Kanake was his po­lit­i­cal ad­viser, Ka­maria was his eco­nomic and plan­ning ad­viser while Kiura was his per­sonal ad­viser and li­ai­son of­fi­cer.

On Satur­day they joined 2,000 el­ders in Kairuri grounds in Embu North sub-county to en­dorse Sen­a­tor Lenny Kivuti for gov­er­nor. Kanake and Ka­maria said they did their best to ad­vise the gov­er­nor on gov­er­nance but he would not lis­ten to them.

Kanake apol­o­gised for serv­ing Wamb­ora. He said the three of them are very dis­ap­pointed with him for fail­ing the peo­ple of Embu. They urged res­i­dents to con­sider Kivuti the new­born who will re­place the spoiled one.

The el­ders were ful­fill­ing a prom­ise to lead the com­mu­nity in en­dors­ing Kivuti. Some 39 Mbeere com­mu­nity sub­clans en­dorsed Kivuti at the Kwa Rumbia holy shrine in Mbeere North on Oc­to­ber 22.

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