Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is feeling the weight of her lack of political stance in pushing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda in her county following revelations she has been sidelined by the national government and officials from the Interior Ministry, responsible for making sure this year’s Mashujaa Day is a success.
”I have been sidelined from Mashujaa Day preparations. I have not had a say on who is going to be in the stadium, I have no say at all as the host. They said the County Commissioner is the one who is running the show so I absolutely have no say,” Governor Waiguru told a local publication in an exclusive interview, where she also explained her decision to dump the Jubilee Party and is now leaning towards DP Ruto’s UDA.
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”The first rule in politics, in my view, is that you first secure your seat because that is what gives you audience. Where I come from, the Wanjiku are tending to be on the UDA side. Now, I can make a choice and go against the grain and I could probably win, but would not have a very good time governing because MCAs would go the Wanjiku way,” Waiguru admits.
Three weeks ago, the Kirinyaga county boss hinted at running for re-election on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party ticket. Addressing a roadside gathering at Thiba area in Mwea, Kirinyaga County on Wednesday, September 22, Waiguru disclosed “the electorate will guide me on which party to run on”.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto are expected in Kirinyaga next week on Wednesday for the Mahujaa Day celebrations.