Waiguru urges Kirinyaga residents to support Ruto’s presidential bid
United Democratic Party under the leadership of Deputy President William Ruto is the most popular political outfit in Mt Kenya.
While speaking in Mukure ward, Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru urged residents to support Deputy President's bid to clinch the presidency during the August General Elections.
Waiguru dismissed the claim that most of the current governors are supporting the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
"They are saying that all the 47 governors in Kenya are backing Azimio. Let us do the math, we have 47 governors in the whole nation. At least 17 of them are completing their second and final term," she said.
The county boss further added that governors finalizing their second term might not have any political impact on the Azimio outfit.
"Being supported by gubernatorial aspirants is better because they have ambitions compared to the ones leaving office," she said.
Waiguru also noted that at least 40 MPs from Mt Kenya region are behind Deputy President William Ruto's candidature noting that only a small fraction is on the opposing side.
"At least 40 MPs from Mt Kenya region are in the UDA party while about 10 are not in support of the party," she added.
Waiguru was speaking to Mukure ward residents during the launch of disbursement of county-backed education bursary, where at least Ksh125.6 million is expected to be disbursed to students across the agricultural-rich county.
The cash is expected to be distributed amongst 45,327 studying in various institutions.
Waiguru who is also expected to square it out at the ballot with her political nemesis Wangui Ngirici, took a swipe at the woman representative urging her to declare her current political stand.
Waiguru noted that a Governor elected in an independent ticket might deliver since Kenyan democracy is founded on political parties.
"I am vying on a UDA party ticket. Therefore I urge you not to be deceived by those who are claiming that they are vying on an independent ticket because there is nothing like an indent government. Let them just declare that they are supporting the Azimio La Umoja Coalition," she concluded.