Political Rivalry between Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has escalated over Kirinyaga County Gubernatorial race.
Ngirici has accused Waiguru of causing a rift in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, something that is likely to undermine her from getting the UDA nomination ticket for the county’s gubernatorial race in 2022.
Waiguru, on the other hand, has accused Ngirici of personalizing the party, arguing that UDA is a national party and every leader is free to join the party.
While addressing Boda Boda riders at her Kirinyaga home yesterday, Waiguru noted Ngirici was uncomfortable with her presence in the party, and has been trying to intimidate her to quit the party.
The incumbent governor insisted that her late entry into the party does not allow anyone to treat her like an impostor.
”This is politics and you cannot mistreat me because of my late entry. As a matter of fact, you have no say as far as elective seats are concerned, the electorate will decide.
”We need the party to grow and for this to happen, we need to absorb as many leaders and Kenyans as possible. I am also calling on all my competitors to join the party so that we can help it grow,” Waiguru stated.
According to Waiguru , she ditched Jubilee Party for UDA on October 26, 2021 after listening to the voice of Kirinyaga residents.
”After months of listening to the ground and thorough consultations, I joined UDA because the people wanted me there. I remain committed to walking with them even as I continue seeking their votes,” Waiguru stated.