Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has ditched Jubilee party for Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
This is after the Governor met Ruto at his Karen residence in Nairobi today morning accompanied by a section of Kirinyaga Members of County Assembly (MCAs) to the meeting.
Waiguru had recently indicated that she might join UDA, a decision she said is based on her constituents’ needs.
Addressing a roadside gathering at Thiba area in Mwea, Kirinyaga County on September 22, Waiguru said voters were piling pressure on her to defect from the ruling party to UDA.
“I ask you my brothers and sisters, because I’m told you will reelect me, which party should I use?” posed Waiguru.
“If I vie on that party ticket, will you reelect me come 2022? I will say, about my move, that I followed the will of my constituents.”
Waiguru said she will follow the political path of the majority residents who have been leaning towards UDA.
The Governor’s defection presents political battle between her and Kirinyaga County Woman Rep Purity Ngirici who is intrested in vying for Kirinyaga gubernatorial race.