Wambugu now lays bare what ‘ground’ told him about Raila
Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Wambugu Ngunjiri has said he is in Jubilee Party to stay.
"I was told that if I make the mistake of leaving Jubilee - or stop working with Uhuru Kenyatta - I should not dare run for Nyeri Town MP in 2022.
"I was reminded that I was elected on Jubilee in 2017 - and that I committed to work with Uhuru until 2022. I was reminded that Nyeri people are children of Mau Mau, and we hate sell-outs," he said.
The MP said after interacting with his constituents, he was convinced that ODM leader Raila Odinga was the most preferred candidate in the region for 2022 presidential election.
"I was also told that in 2022 Nyeri Town people will elect a President who will guarantee them safety and peace; as the first requirement. Everything else is secondary.
"On that basis I was categorically informed that Nyeri Town will support the Presidential candidate in whose hands we are safe," he said.
He added: "I was told - again categorically - that if the options in the 2022 ballot are Raila and Ruto, Raila is the safer bet. They told me when electing leaders one must evaluate each candidate based on how they behave, at their worst. We have seen Raila at his worst. We have also seen Ruto at his worst. Raila, at his worst; is better than Ruto, at his worst."