A political showdown that has over the last couple of days ensued between Governor Ann Waiguru and her arch-nemesis Wangui Ngirici yesterday deepened as Deputy President William Ruto visited the county to stamp his popularity.
The rivalry which was aggravated by Waiguru’s defection to United Democratic Alliance, yesterday brought chaos when Waiguru’s team started distributing branded jackets and suddenly the rival group attacked them and snatched the campaign jackets and set them ablaze.
Armed with crude weapons, the groups challenged each other to a physical confrontation Ngirici’s supporters saying they were opposed to the governor’s poor leadership giving police a hard time to contain them.
“We shall not relent until Waiguru is stopped from addressing Ruto rallies because she has failed us,” saidhouted one of the youths.
Ruto downplayed the political rivalry between Waiguru and Ngirici saying he would not influence the nominations, as it was the people who have the power to choose their preferred candidate.
“I shall not influence the nominations. You are the people who have the power and the final say on who your preferred candidate is,” Ruto said.
Ngirici has voiced her displeasure with Waiguru’s entry into the party forcing her to rethink her political strategy.
She says that politics requires one to be cautious and tactical and as a result, should she chart a new political path she will let the nation know.
Equally, she reiterated that she is going for nothing less than the governor’s seat in the 2022 election as she has already made up her mind.
On her political future in UDA, the county MP said she still is in the party as she continues to pick some vital lessons for the mistakes she has made over the course of her political career.