Karua factor unsettling Waiguru’s presence in Camp Tinga

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Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is said to be worried over her political future, which now hangs in the balance following revelations Narck-Kenya leader Martha Karua may end up being a part of an alliance led by Raila Odinga.

The former presidential aspirant is said to be angling herself to be the next Kirinyaga governor, something upsetting Waiguru’s camp.

According to sources within the governor’s camp, Waiguru who has declared to defend her seat in 2022, if Karua joins Raila Odinga’s it will be a hard task for the governor to get re-elected because Karua will be going for the same seat.

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Perhaps this explains why on Monday while speaking to Spice FM, Governor Waiguru said it was early to say she will not join Ruto’s UDA and that her political direction will be determined by the people of Kirinyaga.

”I don’t think it’s the right time to have that conversation. I can’t say I would, I can’t say I would not. This is politics, it’s unlikely but a bit early. Let’s see what the ground looks like,” the governor said.

Last week, Karua, also Narck-Kenya party leader held a closed-door meeting with Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Speaker of the National Assembly JB Muturi, and former UNCTAD Secretary-General Dr. Mukisa Kituyi on the possibility of working together in 2022.

Read: JB Muturi, Raila’s allies meet to fine-tune 2022 pact

Dr. Kituyi and Prof Kibwana are close allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Currently, Martha Karua is among leaders from Mt Kenya agitating for smaller parties in the region to put a united front in trying to push for the region’s political interests under a single caucus ahead of 2022.

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