Ruto keeps off Waiguru, Ngirici politics during Kirinyaga tour
Deputy President William Ruto steered off from a political showdown between Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru and Woman representative Purity Ngirichi during his political tour in the region.
Speaking in Kirinyaga county after a church service on Sunday, November, DP Ruto called for restraint among the aspiring candidates, saying United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will ensure free and fair nominations come 2022.
"Citizens will decide on who gets the party's ticket, I want to stand here and tell you that our party United Democratic Alliance (UDA), will have free, fair, democratic, verifiable nomination," Ruto said.
The supremacy battle between Governor Waiguru and her main opponent Ngirici played out today in the presence of DP Ruto at Kianyaga in Gîchûgû Constituency, Kirinyaga County.
The backing that Ngirici seemed to enjoy before Governor Waiguru joined UDA, seems to have tilted in the favour of the latter.
As leaders addressed members of the public one by one, the crowd exploded in cheers when Governor Waiguru's turn came.
The DP called the Governor to address residents before he called Wangui to take the microphone.
Waiguru in her speech said that it is the public that will decide who will be UDAs party flag bearer in next year's general elections.
"As leaders, we ask our supporters to observe peace during the electioneering period without insults and the area residents will decide who will lead this county," Waiguru said.
However, when Ngirici took to the podium to address the public, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) supporters present appeared to shut her down by show of hands.
"We are saying the only option is William Samoei Ruto, and we shall continue to deliver for our residents, Thank you,"said Ngirici before the DP intervened after reading the mood of the public.
The two however declared their unwavering support for the Deputy President.
DP Ruto called on aspiring candidates to advance issues affecting the youth instead of making them riot as was the case earlier on Sunday 28th November.