Anne Waiguru, the Kirinyaga governor, has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta understands her decision to support Deputy President William Ruto saying “He’s a Mature Politician”
Waiguru decamped from Uhuru’s Jubilee Party, and joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) last year, swearing her allegiance to the deputy president.
The Kirinyaga governor, who became the first county head from the Mt Kenya area to publicly announce support for Ruto, said she also stated her reasons for leaving the ruling party to Uhuru in an interview with TV47.
Waiguru stated that she informed the president of her reasons out of respect, not compulsion.
“I did, actually. I mentioned the situation and how I understood the political ground and that I would be making a political decision.
“The explanation was basically out of respect,” she said when asked if she told the president about her decision to join UDA.
Uhuru is a mature politician, according to Waiguru, and as such, he supports her decision.
She said that he understands that people make political decisions based on their own lives and that he does not control anyone. He will be finishing his term in a few months and I know he understands the reason why I moved to UDA.
The county executive expressed confidence in her ability to win the governor’s campaign, which pits her against Purity Ngirici and Martha Karua.
“I have looked at the numbers and talked to the people of Kirinyaga, and they have assured me they will give me a second term. We will work hard to secure that seat for UDA, ” she said.
Waiguru said that her transfer to UDA was not suicidal and that her ratings have risen since she joined the new organization.
Residents in Kirinyaga insisted she push the wheelbarrow if she wanted to speak to them, according to the county chief, who added that some of her family members were already in UDA.