Mt Kenya has numbers to determine who becomes president – Ngirici says
Kirinyaga Women Representative Wangui Ngirici has claimed that the vote rich Mt Kenya region has the required numbers to determine the next president in the August polls.
Ngirici says that while the mountain might not produce a president in the August election, the region has the capacity to determine who becomes president.
In a scathing statement on her social media pages, Ngirici maintained that the interests of the region cannot be dictated by outsiders.
"We might not be producing a President in 2022, but we have the numbers to determine who becomes the President," she added.
She further stated that it is only through partnerships and the election of independent minded leaders that Mount Kenya will benefit from a successful government.
"We as the mountain might produce a Deputy President, but we can only be sure that he/she shall be respected if we have a formidable coalition," she stated.
Ngirici acclaimed former Kiambu governor William Kabogo, former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi, Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua for trailblazing in the formation of small parties in the country.
The vocal legislator ditched Ruto's UDA party over what she claimed as underhand games to deny her the party's ticket to run for Kirinyaga governor's position.
Ngirici has since restated that her drive to vie for the top position will not be interrupted as she will be gunning for the seat that is currently held by Waiguru as an independent candidate.