Breaking news, Ann waiguru finally joins DP Ruto UDA party
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has officially joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party she plans to use to defend her seat in the 2022 gubernatorial race.
Sources intimated to newskali.com that Waiguru decamped to UDA after meeting with Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 morning.
Reports from people close to DP Ruto also indicated that Waiguru was joined by Members of the Kirinyaga County Assembly who previously supported the Kieleweke team
Waiguru made the move amid speculations from political pundits that the governor would have lost her seat if she attempted to defend it under the Jubilee Party.
During an interview on Spice FM on Monday, September 6, Waiguru hinted that she was considering making the shift but remained cagey on the matter.
She pointed out that the political tide may change depending on what Kenyans on the ground advocate for.
“I don’t think it’s the right time to have that conversation right now. I can’t say I would, I can’t say I would not. This is politics, but it’s a bit early. Let’s see what the ground looks like,” she stated.
“I will be spending a lot of time on the ground, which will decide what direction I’ll take. The decision will also be influenced by the seat that I will go for.”