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Waititu shocks Church with denial of visiting Tanzanian witch doctor

The Jubilee candidate for the Kiambu governor’s seat Ferdinand Waititu has swore in church that he never consulted the services of a witch doctor in order to win the party’s ticket.

Mr Waititu was reacting to claims being spread by people he said were his political rivals, alleging that he and other candidates in Jubilee and other parties consulted the services of a popular Tanzanian witch doctor in order to win the nominations.

On Sunday, while addressing a gathering at AIPCA Thika Town church during its official opening and consecration, he picked a Bible and swore he never visited a witch doctor.


“I keep saying that I am saved as much as people doubt it. I want to clearly state that I do not practise witchcraft and that I have never consulted such services in a bid to have any of my issues sorted out. I do not believe in the power of witchcraft. I believe in the power of God,” he said.

He added: “I won the Jubilee nominations by a huge margin of 86 per cent by the grace of God. My prayer is that I win the elections by 100 per cent.”

Mr Waititu spoke at the church ceremony in which Kiambu governor William Kabogo was also in attendance.

When he finally stood to speak, Mr Kabogo criticised previous speakers who included Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a and Mr Waititu for conducting politics in church, minutes after the moderator had warned the politicians against this.

“I want to ask the church to pray for us leaders because when we are told not to conduct politics in church we do exactly that,” said Mr Kabogo.


Meanwhile, the governor and his long time nemesis Ngewa MCA Karungo Thang’wa appear to have overnight become allies.

The two lost the coveted Jubilee Party ticket for the Kiambu gubernatorial and senatorial seats respectively.

The two who returned to the race as independent candidates have on a few occasions been spotted together but it was on Sunday that their newly formed union played out.

The governor called upon Mr Thang’wa to address the church after the MCA was left out of the lineup of politicians who had been called to speak.

“I appreciate the aspiring senator Karungo wa Thang’wa and ask him to wave at the congregation,” he said while signalling Mr Thang’wa to step forward.

Mr Thang’wa stepped forward, exchanged pleasantries with Mr Kabogo and his first remarks were: “Things have changed if you see him (Kabogo) giving me a minute to address you.”