In Summary
  • She was humiliated by Jubilee supporters during Deputy President William Ruto’s tour of Kiambu.
  • A crowd at Githurai Trading Centre in Ruiru booed and refused to be addressed by her.
  • She made her sentiments during a live interview on NTV in which she demanded to be paid well.

Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba’s move to demand for a better pay has already started haunting her newly-established political career even after she gave a public apology.

Ms Wamuchomba’s woes, which she has been grappling with since she made the remarks about two weeks ago, deepened on Sunday after she was humiliated by Jubilee supporters during Deputy President William Ruto’s tour of Kiambu.

Ms Wamuchomba, who was among county leaders who had accompanied Mr Ruto, found herself in unfamiliar territory when a crowd at Githurai Trading Centre in Ruiru booed and refused to be addressed by her.

During the stopover, Mr Ruto who was in the county to campaign for the repeat of the presidential elections, was introducing other leaders in the entourage when he decided to give the radio broadcaster an opportunity to speak.

SHOUTED DOWN

But when Mr Ruto attempted to pass the microphone to Ms Wamuchomba, the crowd shouted that they did not want the MP to speak.

“Hapana, haapana, haapana. Hatutaki kuongeleshwa na Gathoni wa mishahara. Usimpatie microphone, hatutaki kumsikiza (No, no, no, we don’t want Gathoni (of the salaries fame) to speak to us. Don’t give her the microphone, we don’t want to listen to her.”)

Perhaps after reading to mood, Mr Ruto who watched the happenings in shock and disbelief retreated, and instead handed over the microphone to Senator Kimani Wamatangi, who was next according to protocol.

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