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How Machakos politician threatened to expose governor Wavinya Ndeti’s ‘affairs’

A Machakos-based politician recently got into trouble for threatening to expose what he said are some damning aspects of governor Wavinya Ndeti’s private life.

Donald Mwendwa, popularly known as Password, reportedly threatened to reveal some aspects of the governor’s romantic life.

He reportedly made the allegations in a Whatsapp group titled ‘Ukambani Politics’.

However, Nairobi News cannot ascertain the claims which have since landed Mr Mwendwa in the corridors of justice.

The Machakos Senatorial 2022 aspirant was charged at the Chief Magistrate Court in Machakos with the publication of false information contrary to section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act of 2018.

The particulars of the charge are that Mwendwa on the diverse dates of between 1st December 2022 and 30th December 2022 at an unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, defamed the first term governor.

“If Wavinya needs us to go personal I will bring all the names of the young men she is been sleeping with for the last 15 years. Mark young men. She is trending on dangerous grounds. Yours truly. Password Mwendwa,” read the charge sheet.

Mwendwa who was arrested by DCI Officers in Mombasa on 23rd January 2023 and transported to Machakos and arraigned before Machakos Principal Magistrate Mary Otindo on Wednesday.

The accused who was represented by lawyer Evans Muli denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh200,000 or Sh50,000 cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on February 13 for further directions.

Ms Ndeti was elected the Machakos governor in August 2022, after garnering 226,609 votes against her closest competitor Nzioka Waita of Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) who managed to get 129,181 votes.

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) chair Johnson Muthama scored 37,980 votes to come in at a distant third.

This is Ms Ndeti’s third shot at the top county job having lost in both 2013 and 2017.

She replaced Alfred Mutua having been  elected on a Wiper ticket.

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