Ann Waiguru’s Striking Resemblance to Ann Mwangi Mvurya Gets Kenyans Talking

  • The striking resemblance between the newly elected Chairperson of the University of Nairobi Students Association (UNSA) (formerly SONU) Ann Mwangi Mvurya, and Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has not been lost on Kenyans.

    Mvurya, a third-year law student, on Sunday, became the first female student to lead the powerful students’ body.

    On Monday, governor Waiguru joined other Kenyans who took to social media to congratulate her.

    “Celebrating another First for Women in Leadership in Kenya. Congratulations to Anne Mwangi Mvurya on being elected the 1st female chair of the University of Nairobi Student Association. We are proud of your victory,” Waiguru’s tweet read.

    Tweeps, however, could not help but notice the apparent similarities between the two women, considering that both share the same name, have the same skin tone, rock similar hairstyles and so on.

    Some Kenyans were of the view that perhaps Mvurya could be Waiguru’s long lost child or maybe they both came from the same ancestral lineage.

    Ken Wanyama tweeted, “Your excellency @annewaiguru any blood relations with this Iron Lady. The resemblance is too much”.

    Martin Martinez tweeted, “You look alike ama it is just confirming that everybody has a brother or sister somewhere who exactly looks like you. 99% of people here must have been confused, compared with someone else even they don't know, even me I have encountered this many times.”

    President Uhuru Kenyatta’s former speechwriter, Eric Ng’eno also commented urging Waiguru to come clean. 

    “Your Excellency, in a country that doesn't believe in coincidence - atol, atol, atol!- would you like to make further disclosure, or is this all,” Ng’eno tweeted.

    Mvurya now joins a list of former SONU politicians who rose to take up positions in national politics. 

    Some of these politicians include; Embakasi East Constituency MP Babu Owino, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, activist Miguna Miguna, among others.  

    Here are more reactions of Kenyans to the striking resemblance between the two women: