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Governor Mutua cleaned up Athi River but Twitter was unimpressed

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua on Monday conducted a clean-up exercise at the Kenya Meat Commission area in Athi River.

The governor shared photos of himself accompanied by his wife Lillian Ng’ang’a ready to kick-off the exercise.  The couple donned white branded county overalls, with Lillian wearing plastic gloves for the clean-up.

But it was Governor Mutua’s lengthy post on social media that drew the ire of netizens. In the post, the governor strangely blamed his main rival Wavinya Ndeti for the accumulation of garbage in Athi River.


He accused Ndeti of colluding with county officials to sabotage garbage collection so that she can use waste management as a campaign tool.

“I have established that Wavinya Ndeti has been sponsoring county employees to sabotage the garbage collection program in the county and even organizing for lorries of garbage from Nairobi county to be coming to dump garbage in Machakos county.

“All these is being done so that I can look inefficient and to manufacture propaganda. It does not make sense that for four years Machakos has been the cleanest county in Kenya and all of a sudden a few months to the elections I am unable to collect garbage,” Governor Mutua wrote.

Kenyans on Twitter quickly lashed out at the governor for what they termed as doing too little too late to get votes.

Some accused him of neglecting the KMC area until it was mentioned by his rival Wavinya Ndeti during a TV interview.

Some users however congratulated the governor for the act, stating that it is the people of Machakos county who will determine if the clean-up was indeed done too little too late.