Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has made an announcement that is likely to be music to the ears of Deputy President William Ruto’s supporters.
While she did not expressly make a decision on her next political step, she has left the door open to switching to UDA ahead of the 2022 elections.
Speaking on Spice FM on Monday, 06 September 2021, Waiguru said she will follow what her people will tell her.
“It is not the right time to make such a statement. I can’t say I will, or will not … it is unlikely.”
“It is a bit early, let’s see what the ground looks like … and which seat I want to go for.”
“I cannot be ignorant and go against the will of the people. I cannot vote for myself [and win the election].”
She went on, “I am listening very keenly to what it is that they want.”
The governor added that in politics, the electorate votes with the wave, and not necessarily the person’s track record while in office.
She is currently serving her first term as governor. The constitution allows a governor to serve two terms before they can seek a different seat.
On Saturday, a visibly angry Waiguru took to social media to express her dissatisfied with how EACC officers were harassing her over corruption allegations.
“Last time I said …on BBI let me keep quiet a bit..” immediately, EACC raided my office… Recently I said am “… introspecting on the political way forward…” and again immediately I get EACC summons complete with all the subtle threatening inflexibilities… and media alerts on an alleged payment of 52m (allocated by County Assembly – for a pending bill that was acquired in 2010, for sub division, allocation and cadastral mapping of over 17,000 acres of South Ngariama Settlement Scheme) and which EACC knows HAS NOT EVEN BEEN PAID! Is it just coincidence, witch-hunt, or the usual attempt to shape narratives for 2022 succession politics?” wrote Waiguru on facebook.