Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Ndambiri differs with Waiguru over Mt Kenya votes

Friday, October 1st, 2021 21:03 |
Governors Anne Waiguru her deputy Peter Ndambiri. Photo/PD/SAMUEL KARIUKI

Just days after his boss hinted at a possible switch to UDA, Kirinyaga Deputy governor Peter Ndambiri has issued a contradicting statement that any leader hoping for Mt Kenya votes should get them through president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ndambiri who was speaking on the county's development projects ahead of Uhuru's next visit echoed the late John Michuki's sentiments that Uhuru is Mt Kenya's kingpin.

"I want the president to know that we are in his full support. Uhuru is our undisputed leader of this region and anyone looking for votes must seek his guidance," he stated.

As reported earlier, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru made a subtle statement that she is ready to ditch the ruling Jubilee Party for the political outfit that her constituents will advise her to join.

The county chief has in the recent past sent mixed signals about her next political move in the 2022 general elections. Speaking today in Kirinyaga county, Waiguru said that she will engage her constituents before committing to any political party ahead of next year's polls.

"I said I am paying attention to the ground to find out on whose side it has shifted to before reaching a decision. I only have one question to ask, At which party would you want me to vie in? And I will say that I only heeded the advice of my people once I make that decision," she said.

The charged crowd kept chanting 'UDA' in reference to Deputy President William Ruto's newly formed political outfit, UDA party. In her response, Waiguru told the crowd that she has no option but to join their party of choice.

The former Devolution cabinet secretary also took an issue with the decision by a group of Mt Kenya leaders to elect the Narc-Kenya party leader as the region's spokesperson.

Karua, who was Waiguru's key opponent in 2017, announced that she has her guns trained at the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat in 2022.

"I hear my sister (Karua) who I defeated in the 2017 general elections wants to compete with me again. She has been elected as an interim spokesperson by a section of Mt Kenya leaders and she should be contented with that," the county chief said.

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