Kiambu based blogger Waime Mburu entangled himself in a vicious war between Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu which has left him exposed to the inhospitable shit-hole that is Shimo La Tewa Maximum Prison.
The blogger accused Kiambu Governor William Kabogo of importing substandard eggs in a Facebook post.
According to sources conversant with the case, Hon Waititu, who has since announced he will seek to upstage the sly Kabogo to head Kiambu beyond 2017, allegedly paid Waime to claim that Kabogo’s Sea Cross Farm located in Kwale is a decoy for the contraband low quality eggs being imported in the country and sold in Mombasa, Kiambu, Nairobi and other areas.
Like many businesses in this country that cannot be traced to the politicians believed to own them, Sea Cross Farm denied any relation with Kabogo. The Farm also denied trading in low quality eggs. However, our sources have since gathered the Farm belongs to Kabogo’s brother Paul Kamau.
It is alleged according to sources, that Sea Cross Farm eggs are the cheapest. This is said to be as a result of the expansive Farm owning thousands of layers, thus benefits from economies of scale which has made it be able to sell eggs at a price lower than the other traders in the market.
Rough estimates has it that the Farm produces 50,000 eggs a day.
The blogger, oblivious to the danger of taking Kabogo head-on, has since been stuck in the country’s justice system, being processed at a snail speed. He has since spent close to one week at Shimo La Tewa Maximum security prison, sharing cell blocks with terrorists and other condemned lowlifes.
Mburu was charged with three counts of harmful publication contrary to section 66(1) of the Penal code. Other bloggers have been mute over his case because of the extra-ordinary circumstances surrounding the case. A renowned blogger told this writer that new entrants in Kenya’s blogosphere are cheapening blogging in Kenya by allowing themselves to be used in proxy political wars.