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Punjab’s finest arrested: How KOT reacted to Waititu’s surrender

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s surrender and arrest at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices on Sunday was greeted with excitement on Twitter.

Detectives had almost given up looking for Waititu and his wife Susan Ndung’u after Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji ordered for their arrest.

A two-day search in the couple’s known residences and hangout joints in Nairobi and Nakuru had proved futile.

On Sunday, the governor emerged from his hideout and surrendered at the EACC head office. His wife though was not with him and is still in the list of people being sought by the detectives.

Kenyans on Twitter had been helping detectives with tips in the search for the governor and this is how they received the news of his arrest.

“#Waititu Punjab’s finest arrested,” tweeted @ArigiArnold

“So people have been calling Waititu a fool yet even the whole government agencies can’t find him , indeed India taught him escape tactics, but remember his office will be declared a scene of crime , and he may miss bail because he will go untraced again,” added @FrankMtetezi

@ElviSymo commented; “ Lol! Ati Ferdinand Waititu, wife, daughter and five others were on the run. The cops ran after them. They caught up with #Waititu and the others are still at large. If you know you know. #Waititu #BreakingDespair

“See #Waititu did his maths well, who gives in on Friday knowing very well they’d be behind bars the whole weekend,” said @noelreeds


“If they had shouted wamlambez mapema, wakahare would have responded wamnyonyez kitambo sana #Waititu,” @4c857aebe50f4f9

@ItsShark15 commented;”Kiambu Governor Ferdinand #Waititu has finally surrendered himself at EACC Headquarters. Enyewe kila msee hawezitaka kushikwa friday, everyone knows the drill

“#Waititu finally shows and gets arrested. The Kiambu Governor says he was not hiding but went on a weekend Kesha to pray for kiambu. Punjab drama,”tweeted @kevanmullah