Drama ensued in Wang’uru Town, Kirinyaga County on Sunday after two rivals groups clashed over a billboard in the town.
A team allegedly sent by Governor Anne Waiguru was removing a billboard bearing the image of Woman Rep Purity Ngirici in the town, but as they were going about their business, the latter’s team stormed the site and protested the removal.
Justifying the removal of the billboard, Kirinyaga County Police boss said it was agreed at a recent meeting that the billboards be removed to allow for branding ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations.
However, according to Ngirici’s team, the removal of her billboards was malicious and ill-intended as she is the governor’s main opponent in the 2022 election.
The Woman Rep’s husband Andrew Ngirici noted that there are other many billboards in the town that could have been removed, but the county chose his wife’s because she is considered a threat to Governor Waiguru’s re-election.
He further noted that the billboard in question was erected by him, adding that not one has the right to put any material on it without consulting him.
Taking a swipe at the county government, Ngirici claimed young men had been paid little money to remove the billboards, adding that those who want money should go to him as he is “richer than Central Bank”.
“Nimeona watu wa county hapa wakianza kupatia hii vijana shilingi kumi kumi, hio sio pesa, wakitaka pesa mimi nko pesa kushinda Cental Bank.
“Hio njama inapangwa na Governor sijui shida yake ni nini wakati wake wa Kirinyaga imefiika mwisho, na hajui, haelewi, nyumbani anaenda,” Andrew Ngirici opined.