Kalonzo woos Governor Waiguru to join One Kenya Alliance
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 20:02 | 2 mins read
Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru on Tuesday September 14, 2021 held an hours-long meeting with former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and a host of Wiper party delegates.
The OKA principal was on a bid to recruit new members from the Mount Kenya region to their new fangled outfit, including governor Anne Waiguru.
The ex-devolution minister however maintained that she is still in consultation with different politicians, as she plots her next political move. The county boss said that she is yet to consider taking a definite political trajectory ahead of the upcoming 2022 polls.
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka confirmed that he paid the county head a visit purposely to convince her to join their newly formed alliance.
Kalonzo revealed that Waiguru reached out to one of his co-principals in their new political outfit, inquiring on the gender equation within the alliance.
According to Kalonzo's revelation, Waiguru took issue with their 'all-men squad' at the coalition.
"The message was well received by one of the gentlemen after we had our OKA meeting in one of the local hotels. It read, that our coalition was a man's club," he said.
On her part, the county head remained cagey about the proceedings of the meeting, stating that they had discussions on matters bordering national unity, women inclusivity in national political leadership and economic growth.
"It was a pleasure hosting Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, his MPs and other leaders who paid me a courtesy call at the official County residence in Kirinyaga. We deliberated on National Unity, the Economy & especially women Inclusivity in national political leadership," Waiguru said.
The meeting comes hot on the heels of recent statements by the county head, seemingly suggesting her imminent walk out from the ruling Jubilee party.
Waiguru, while appearing for an interview at a local TV station, claimed that it would be an uphill task defending her gubernatorial seat on the party's ticket. The county boss also accused some state operatives of using state agencies to frustrate her re-election bid.