Thursday August 15, 2019 - Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne Waiguru, wished the earth would open and swallow her after she received a lot of backlash on Thursday for claiming that Mt Kenya region is ready to support NASA leader, Raila Odinga’s presidential bid in 2022.
Though Raila Odinga is yet to declare his intention of vying for Presidency in 2022, Waiguru who was being interviewed by KTN on Wednesday said the Mt Kenya region electorate is ready to support a Raila Odinga’s presidency in 2022.
“If it is Raila, he should know that the region will want a piece of his Government,” Waiguru confidently said.
Waiguru and Raila have a long history from her days as the Devolution CS.
But she said she is ready to bury the hatchet and work with the AU Envoy because she admires his support for women leadership.
“One thing I have admired about Raila Odinga is his understanding and support for gender equality.”
“He is one leader who is willing to stand with women,” she said.
But it seems her sentiments have not been received well if social media reactions are anything to go by.
Some Kenyans have blatantly told the Governor to stop daydreaming and concentrate on her marriage.
Here are some comments
“Do not drag us "mount Kenya" people towards your political inclination, being a governor doesn't give you mandate to be telling me and others who aren't inclined to your selfish stance...first always ask yourself whom you are addressing," Jacob Muiruri wrote.
“Mumbi waiguru together with that husband of hers are just using raila to force Ruto to pick her as his running mate , it won't happen , wacha akuwe running mate wa raila mwenyewe," Wachira Ndungu wrote
“@AnneWaiguru Just the other day the same @RailaOdinga accused you of stealing the NYS cash and of which you stole, now he is your friend and political ally. What has changed? You think Kenyans are stupid?!,” Kariuki GG wrote.
The Kenyan DAILY POST