As expected, Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici was fastest to react to Governor Waiguru’s statement about her looming arrest by State Agencies.
The Kirinyaga governor is set to have some hectic days next week after it was reported that the EACC will go after her over corruption.
In her retort, Waiguru said the plan is a political affront by the State due to her switch from Jubilee to Ruto’s UDA.
“Surely, barely 48hrs after we decamped to UDA & now this? As a believer in the rule of law, this is unfortunate. Its intention is to dissuade those contemplating the same & an attempt at engineering succession politics. It won’t work. Kenyans are not stupid. There is God in heaven,” the county boss said.
This provided a perfect opportunity for Waiguru’s political rival, Ngirici, to chide her main opponent for Kirinyaga governorship in 2022.
Ngirici, who is one of the pioneer Tanga Tanga MPs, told Waiguru to keep her woes with EACC away from UDA.
“When anti-graft agencies strike, don’t blame it on joining UDA. We have built the party from scratch,” Ngirici wrote on social media.
This comes barely 48 hours after Ngirici welcomed Waiguru to UDA with open arms.
She expressed confidence in beating Waiguru and clinching the UDA ticket.
“I’m ready for her and I welcome her to the party. I’m confident I’ll win the nomination ticket. I’m more popular on the ground than her, the Kirinyaga people have decided it’s Ngirici. Waiguru failed to deliver her time is out, people’s power will determine,” she said.
Election campaign season is well and truly upon us.