‘I was set up,’ Kirinyaga deputy governor says after viral explicit video


Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri at Thika Police Station on Wednesday, April 25. PHOTO| COURTESY
Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri at Thika Police Station on Wednesday, April 25. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has spoken for the first time since an explicit video capturing him naked together with an unidentified woman went viral on social media.
  • Speaking on Wednesday, a day after the disgraceful recording emerged, Mr. Ndambiri denied that he was having an extramarital affair, saying the incident was a set-up.
  • The deputy governor was speaking at Thika Police Station where he says he reported the matter last weekend and had gone to make a follow up today.

Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has spoken for the first time since an explicit video capturing him naked together with an unidentified woman went viral on social media.

Speaking on Wednesday, a day after the recording emerged, Mr. Ndambiri denied that he was having an extramarital affair, saying the incident was a set-up by fraudsters who wanted to extort money from him.

“There is a group of gangsters targeting politicians and individuals they think have money in this country. The purpose of these gangsters is extortion and I am such a victim,” said Ndambiri.

“I was set up by crooks who took me through a very agonizing moment and right now what matters to me most is about my family and the people of Kirinyaga who look unto me for guidance and leadership.”

Mr. Ndambiri claims the incident occurred last weekend in Thika town where he was accosted by fraudsters who forced him into a room with the said woman.

According to the DG, the said conmen then forced them to strip naked as they recorded the incident to show that he had been busted sleeping with a married woman.

“This is an episode that has brought a lot of shame but it has happened when people fall victims to gangsters. Anyone can fall victim and find themselves in a situation for purposes of extortion. I thank God that I am alive because these gangsters would have either killed me if I failed to comply to their demands. For me to save my neck I had to comply,” stated Mr. Ndambiri.

He was speaking at the Thika Police Station where he says he reported the matter last weekend and had gone to make a follow up today.

The video shows Anne Waiguru’s deputy governor in the nude while being assaulted by several men, for sleeping with a woman who is allegedly married.

The incident caused a social media storm with a section of online users calling for Mr. Ndambiri’s resignation.

At the ongoing 5th Devolution Conference, the matter was met with humour by top leaders including Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who hinted at the video.

“Oparanya told me this morning that indeed his 24-hour economy is working and Governor Waiguru can attest to it. And may I say to all the delegates welcome to ingo and filanga free  (welcome to Luhya land and feel free) in all aspects,” said Wamalwa.

Additional reporting by Ann Ngige

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