Kibiru replaces Waiguru as Jubilee Kirinyaga pointman
Kirinyaga county Jubilee leadership has filled the gap left by Governor Anne Waiguru’s defection to UDA.
Senator Charles Kibiru has been picked to coordinate all party activities. Announcing the decision, Kirinyaga party chair Muriithi Kang’ara said there was no leadership vacuum following Waiguru’s defection.
“We are not short of leaders in this county, hence we have endorsed Kibiru whom we have also mandated to be our link and spokesperson with the national government,” Kang’ara told the media.
The leaders said although Waiguru was within her rights to move to any political party, it was wrong for her to leave the electorate during the hour of need. Local chairperson of the Mandeleo ya Wanawake Organisation Diana Gicaiya, the chairman of the area Council of Elders Harrison Ndambiri and Kiama Kia Ma’s Mwangi Gituto, were among those who endorsed Kibiru.
He said although he is an Independent Senator, he will be carrying his new responsibility in accordance with the government guidelines.
“This is a great honour the Kirinyaga people have bestowed on me and I can assure them they now have a ‘father’ who will never abandon them or leave them in the wilderness like a flock without a shepherd,” he said.
Kibiru also has asked health workers who were sacked by the county government two years ago to file a petition to him, which he will later table at the Senate. -KNA