Ngirici dumps Ruto
Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici (pictured above) has finally ditched Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Considered a political powerhouse in Kirinyaga, Ngirici said she was not happy in the DP’s camp as some officials in the party, whom she did not name, have overlooked her despite what she terms ‘heavy’ investment she’s made to the DP’s presidential bid.
She spoke while donating food to residents in Mwea and Gichugu.
She confirmed she will vie for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate in 2022.
Not done, Ngirici also accused UDA of favouring area Governor Anne Waiguru, who is her main political opponent, and expressed fears that she will be rigged out during the party’s gubernatorial nominations.
Ngirici said she sensed danger when she was summoned to the UDA headquarters in Nairobi and asked to step down for Waiguru.
“When I appeared at the headquarters, the officials tried to convince me to give up my gubernatorial ambitions and vie for Mwea parliamentary seat on UDA ticket. I refused as they were determined to kill my dream,” she claimed.
She has also warned that political thuggery could be witnessed in the UDA primaries and asked those supporting it to watch out.
”If the UDA officials are telling me to vie for a junior seat, do you expect nominations to be free and fair?” she posed.
The politician has also urged Kenyans to elect leaders but not political parties in the next polls.
“In 2022, I will not stand with any political party. I will seek to be elected as a Governor as an individual and I’m confident that I will sail through.
She has also vowed not to rescind her decision following insults hurled at her by critics on social media.