Saturday August 17, 2019-Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has reiterated that residents of Mt. Kenya are ready to back Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Leader Raila Odinga for the presidency come 2022.

Speaking on Friday, Waiguru said Raila was the most suitable candidate to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

According to Kirinyaga county boss, Kenyans were not ready for another Kikuyu or Kalenjin President, adding it was now time to support the former Prime Minister. 

“We are urging Mt. Kenya leaders to start thinking about it because we have woken up in 2019. I do not see this country accepting another rule of only a Kalenjin and a Kikuyu. We, therefore, must start thinking about how we accommodate our other brothers and sisters in Kenya. That is why I have said I welcome Raila Odinga to Mt. Kenya region,” stated Waiguru.

 “Kenyans have said that they would want other tribes involved in terms of the leadership of this country. As a Mt Kenya leader, I know that we have very many votes and we would also like to be participating in this leadership,” she added.

Waiguru’s sentiments deals Deputy President William Ruto, who is a Kalenjin, a severe blow considering that he is one of the front runners for the Presidency in 2022.



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