Waiguru, Kibicho bury hatchet ahead of Mashujaa Day in Kirinyaga

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 11:24 |
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho have agreed to bury their hatchets ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations.

Speaking on Wednesday in Kirinyaga, the two said it was important for all the leaders in the county to work together ahead of the big day.

"Politicking is not enmity. We have agreed to work together and we urge our people to maintain peace as we approach Mashujaa Day," Kibicho said.

Kibicho said they brought together all the leaders from the county so that they could have a common agenda to present to President Uhuru Kenyatta who will lead the celebrations on October 20, 2021.

"We have drawn our wish list because the President is coming to our county. A lot has been done here but as it is the tradition when President visits a region, leaders here will also have a wish list," he added.

On her part, Governor Waiguru said it was in the best interest of the county for all the leaders to unite.

"We have agreed to put our best foot forward to portray solidarity, unity and ensure we represent Kirinyaga people well. We'll not do anything to embarrass any leader or the Head of State having been given the honor to host this great day," she said.

Waiguru said they discussed security and political competition with the Interior PS.

Waiguru and Kibicho have been fighting over the leadership of the county, with the PS declaring his candidature to unseat the governor next year.

Last week, however, Kibicho appeared to endorse Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici for the governor position.

"If Ngirici will be on the ballot, I will not contest," the PS said last week.

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