The people of Kirinyaga have spoken – Waiguru
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru, has expressed optimism in clinching the Kirinyaga Governor’s seat in the 2017 General Election.
While making reference to the mixed reception that her rivals Narc Kenya leader, Martha Karua, and incumbent Joseph Ndathi received, Waiguru said that the people of Kirinyaga had already decided that she was best placed candidate to scale the county to greater heights.
“The warm reception I received from the people of Kirinyaga on Tuesday is evidence enough that they have confidence in me and my track record,” said Ms Waiguru in a statement on Wednesday, November 30.
All the three candidates were introduced to the crowd by Deputy President William Ruto and given an opportunity to great the residents.
Karua was forced to cut short her speech after the crowd heckled her, demanding that she joins Jubilee. In defiance, the Narc Kenya leader flashed her party symbol with DP Ruto echoing the crowd’s calls by for her to defect.
The Narc Kenya leader has in the past affirmed that she would not dissolve her party and join Jubilee while remaining coy on who she would support in the 2017 presidential elections.
The incumbent, Ndathi, could not address the crowd as he was booed with most people in the crowd shouting him down over his alleged mismanagement of the county.
Both Ndathi and Waiguru are seeking Jubilee nomination with Karua set to meet the winner in the ballot.
Kirinyaga is among the regions that are considered Jubilee strongholds, meaning Karua may face an uphill task in attempting to clinch the seat on a Narc Kenya ticket.
In the 2013 General Election, Karua garnered a paltry 2,438 votes in Kirinyaga behind Uhuru’s 231,868 votes and Raila’s 3,471 votes.
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