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Uhuru will vanquish Ruto in Mt Kenya, says ex-CS Sicily Kariuki

Uhuru will vanquish Ruto in Mt Kenya, says ex-CS Sicily Kariuki

By Justus Karanja

President Uhuru Kenyatta will turn the tide against Deputy President William Ruto in Mt Kenya region soon, former Water Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki (pictured) has said.

Sicily dismissed perceptions that the influence of Uhuru’s Jubilee party in the Mt. Kenya region was waning.

She said once Uhuru starts campaigns for ODM leader Raila Odinga in Mt Kenya region, the Tangatanga brigade supporting Ruto will be vanquished.

Sicily threw herself into the political arena after resigning from her State position in line with a directive from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

She is seeking to contest for Nyandarua County’s governorship, under a Jubilee ticket, in a move that will pit her against the region’s incumbent governor Francis Kimemia.

According to Sicily, President Kenyatta’s critiques and rivals will be in for a rude awakening once the Head of State hits the campaign trail in the region.

The Head-of-State has recently hinted that he might play a role in the succession politics of Mt. Kenya, in the next six months, despite his imminent departure from office.

“The party leader has expressed himself loudly that you got to choose to politic from Monday through Sunday or do development and only do politics when the window for politics opens. He is coming back to do politics six months to the election,” Sicily said.

“He has been doing development for four and a half years. I really think that it is an attempt by the opposing side to create that impression. I would ask you to watch the space. The party is coming back and it will be loud.”

While reiterating that her decision to venture into politics was calculated and not made on a whim, the CS expressed optimism that she would win the Jubilee ticket ahead of the party’s nomination primaries.

“I am going there because I am going there. Remember there were options. Yesterday, I had offers from six different parties, but I am saying I have an idea where I want to be,” she said.

In the event that she clinches Nyandarua’s governorship at the polls, Sicily says that she will borrow a leaf from Kitui governor Charity Ngilu and her Makueni, Mombasa and Meru counterparts Kivutha Kibwana, Hassan Joho and Kiraitu Murungi’s books, who she says have made significant strides in matters service delivery in their respective regions.


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