It would be very difficult for me to defend my seat on Jubilee ticket if elections are done today – Anne Waiguru
Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has expressed high doubts about Jubilee party saying it would be quite difficult for her to defend her seat on its ticket if elections are done today.
Speaking in an interview earlier today, Waiguru noted that while the ruling party is more popular in Kirinyaga and the entire Mt Kenya region, people are dissatisfied with how it has been run over the last five years.
“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.” Waiguru noted.
Waiguru says her failure to win in Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat would be entirely the party's fault and not based on her performance for the last five years.
“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 added.
She faulted the party for sidelining the people and has now called for quick resolutions to win people back.
"Jubilee has a lot of work in revamping the party and we need to do it fairly fast, revamping the party and resonating with the people,” she added. “People need that emotional connection to the party.”
She however did not mention any changes or plans to join UDA movement and maintained her previous sentiments noting it is still early to decide which route she will take in the 2022 general elections.
“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 noted.