Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has dismissed reports of decamping from the ruling Jubilee Party to UDA, associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking to NTV, the first-term governor was confident of getting re-elected on any party, and even as an Independent candidate.
” I have not decided. I was just asking residents their party, that was just a section of Kirinyaga. We will be going to other parts of Kirinyaga to ask them their favorite vehicle,” Governor Waiguru said last night.
Two weeks ago in Mwea, the Kirinyaga governor hinted she may defend her seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket in the 2022 General Election saying residents were piling pressure on her to cross over from Jubilee to DP Ruto linked outfit.
“I will go with what the residents are telling me,” she said amid loud applause.
Ms Waiguru explained that she had been listening to the views of residents and vowed that she would not let them down.
“I would say, it’s the people who implored upon me to run on that party’s ticket, and that my decision was anchored on their wishes,” she said.
In 2017, Ms Waiguru clinched the governor seat on a Jubilee ticket in a hotly contested poll.
Next year, she will fight it out with Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua, former Governor Joseph Ndathi, Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici and Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri.