The war of words between Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and EACC boss Twalib Mbarak is seemingly just beginning.
A day after the EACC CEO chided the Kirinyaga county boss for dismissing their list of 241 politicians shortlisted over graft, Waiguru has yet again hit back.
"Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Your response to my complaint came as a shock for its irresponsible and pedestrian content," Waiguru said.
She went on to accuse the EACC boss of taking sides in the handling of graft cases.
Waiguru termed his response as reckless and unbefitting of a person of his status.
"You hold a constitutional Chapter 15 office which demands the highest level of impartiality and professionalism. Your reckless response on such a serious matter proves your unworthiness to hold such a serious office," She added.
EACC had said Waiguru's track record as governor is well known and that her saying she is being targetted for political reasons was erroneous.
"Governor Anne Waiguru's comments are extremely shameful as Kenyans know her well, including her social standing on integrity," Twalib said.
Waiguru has, however, challenged the EACC CEO to provide evidence linking her to graft instead of prosecuting her case in the media.
"You are supposed to be an impartial investigator, not a peddler of “everyone knows” village shopping centre narratives," she stated.
"Produce evidence if you have it, not the info that is politically instigated by your Harambee house masters. As I have always said Kenya is a nation of law, not might."