Ford Wycliffe Wangamati, the governor of Bungoma County, claimed that Moses Wetangula, the party leader of Kenya, had requested that he purchase a helicopter with county funds.
Wetangula allegedly had a falling out with Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and his predecessor Ken Lusaka when they refused to buy him the helicopter that he sought, according to Tongaren Member of Parliament Dr. Eseli Simiyu in February of this year.
Wetangula wanted Wangamati to procure him a helicopter, which is why they had a falling out. He claimed that since every other candidate for president owns a helicopter, he should too. He also told the Trans Nzoia Governor that, according to Eseli.
Wetangula, however, stated that he already has a helicopter that is operational in Tanzania and that he doesn’t need another one when addressing on Tuesday during a campaign for Kenya Kwanza Alliance in Bungoma County.
“I’ve heard that they (Wangamati and his group) humiliated me from here by claiming that I had given them instructions to purchase a jet for me. However, they are unaware of the cost of a plane (helicopter).
It’s not a huge deal to have a helicopter. I own a helicopter, however it is now in Tanzania on lease. I can bring it here if I want to be able to use it during rallies. I’ve been a lawyer for 30 years, and airplanes are incredibly unimportant.
A plane and a helicopter for that matter is only 300 million shillings. Yes, it’s only 300 million shillings. Surely, where I am today, can’t I afford that? Can’t I really afford that?” Wetangula said