- The story on the Nation’s headline has Waithera accusing the Kenya Kwanza leaders of using her popularity to gain political mileage
- The 70-year-old lamented that despite being used to popularise the UDA outfit during the campaign period leading to the 2022 general elections
ICT Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dennis Itumbi has dismissed a story by the Nation Media Group (NMG) that popular Mama Mboga Pauline Waithera was “used and dumped” by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
The story on the Nation’s headline has Waithera accusing the Kenya Kwanza leaders of using her popularity to gain political mileage.
The 70-year-old lamented that despite being used to popularise the UDA outfit during the campaign period leading to the 2022 general elections on August 9, she is still living in poverty.
She noted that at the moment, none of the powerful people she was dining with at the time is picking up her calls, regretting that she was used as a magnet to attract the informal residents to vote for the President Ruto.
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Itumbi, however, in a counter statement, noted that Waithera was given considerable support for her business, including Ksh300,000 to stock her shop.
He further noted that the President committed to rewarding the millions of Kenyans who voted for him and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua through the Hustler Fund loan kitty, among other programmes the Head of State would roll out into his campaign pledges.
“I have another 6m+ names of hustlers who voted for President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi – the President has given back through Hustler Fund, Housing, Fertilizer, and UHC is on the course! Above that Shosh Pauline got Ksh300,000 to stock her kiosk,” Itumbi stated.
During the same interview, Waithera lamented that Kiambu Senator Karung’o Wathangwa, who was Ruto’s presidential nomination agent, never picks up her calls despite being recommended to her.
By Rodgers Oduor