There has been a tug of war in Wajir County between impeached governor Mohammed Abdi and his former deputy Ahmed Ali Muktar who was sworn in to take charge of the county.
Confusion was witnessed at a state meeting held by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I in Nairobi when the two Governors arrived to represent their county.
Both Mohammed Abdi and Ahmed Muktar stood up when the representative for Wajir County was called to stand up.
On noticing the confusion, Mohammed Abdi, the impeached governor was ejected from the meeting by police officers who were called upon.
He however, chose to walk out of the meeting peacefully without causing any commotion.
After arriving at the venue of the event, Ahmed Muktar protested to the ushers when he found his seat already occupied by Mohamud, and he had to seat at the same spot but behind Mohamud.
This is not the first time the power struggle from the Wajir county leaders is seen in Public.
On June 1, Governor Mohammed Abdi graced the Madaraka day event, and took a seat where other Governors and VVIPs were.
By doing this, he showed that he was still in charge of the county which was also represented by Ahmed Muktar.
Before then, Mohammed Abdi attended a Council of Governors meeting held in Nairobi on May 27.
This was just 10 days after the Senate Impeached him on grounds of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
On May 18, Ahmed Muktar who was Abdi’s deputy was sworn in as the Wajir County boss by Justice Said Chitembwe.
Thereafter, Mohammed Abdi obtained court orders to stop his deputy from assuming office.
But it was too late since his successor had already taken the oath of office at the Wajir County Assembly.
Even as the court order stands, Mohammed is not bowing down to the Senate decision to impeach him.