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Waiguru plots Jubilee exit for greener pastures

Waiguru confessed that she was likely to lose in the upcoming General election if she vied on a Jubilee ticket.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has signalled that she may be headed out of the Jubilee Party.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Wednesday, September 8, Waiguru confessed that she was likely to lose in the upcoming General election if she vied on a Jubilee ticket.

She acknowledged that the ruling party had been overtaken by a wave of dissatisfaction among the people of Mt Kenya region.

The truth of the matter is that defending my seat, if the polls were held today, would be very difficult, and that is the truth of the matter, Jubilee needs to look internally at its issues in order to be acceptable to the people of Mt Kenya.


“If I ran today on a Jubilee ticket and someone else ran on a different party, even if people felt I had performed, it would be hard to convince them to vote for me,” she said.

Waiguru had earlier announced that she intends on vying for a final term and will face heavy opposition from Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici who will be vying on a UDA ticket.

She said that if Jubilee is unable to revamp and return to its former glory, she would seek other options.

The governor also let it slip that she was considering vying on the most popular party after consultations with her supporters.


“For now, I am spending time on the ground listening to what the people want. One needs to be careful to make the right decision to survive politically. I am asking my people which ‘vehicle’ to use to secure my seat,” she added.

Waiguru also confessed that the Building Bridges Initiative did not enjoy support from a majority of Mt Kenya voters.

“Looking at the reactions, and the polls done nationally, we seem to have left the people behind in the quest to pass BBI…I would be dishonest to say that the people of Mt Kenya were behind BBI. They were not,” the governor told Citizen TV.

“Also politically, you need to ask yourself, if you are trying to do something good for the people and the people are not moving with you is there something that you did wrong in that engagement?” she added.


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