Kiambu Women Representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba says her decision to dump President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee camp for DP William Ruto’s UDA is informed by the anger of her constituents over Uhuru’s decision to work with Raila Odinga.
Speaking from Kiambu over the weekend, the vocal Woman Rep wondered whether President Uhuru Kenyatta knew his people in Kiambu are very outraged with him and accuse him of not engaging them while making decisions affecting party members.
” I have switched camps from Uhuru’s government, to Deputy President William Ruto’s corner. I am a leader, and I follow my people. Kiambu people have told me they have moved on and they want DP William Ruto. They very angry because of the handshake he did (with Raila),” Ms Wa Muchomba said.
The legislator who has been one of President Kenyatta’s fiercest defenders in the Central Kenya region, and one of the most vocal female leaders of the ‘Kieleweke’ faction of the Jubilee Party defected to UDA last week Wednesday.
Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu, who is also a Kieleweke pointman confessed losing Wa Muchomba to the UDA team was a huge blow to Jubilee.
“I see that Hon Gathoni Wamuchomba has left our team and will now be playing for William Ruto’s brigade. Knowing her well I am sure that she has thought this through and she believes she’s doing the right thing,” he said in a Facebook post last week.
“I don’t agree with her, but this doesn’t change the respect I have for her. I wish her well as we now engage from across each other, politically. As things stand I will not be surprised if we lose another one or two more valuable players.”