On Wednesday, Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, spilled the beans, revealing that she was open to forming an alliance with ODM leader, Raila Odinga, and that the Mt Kenya region would support for the former Premier.
According to Waiguru, the new alliance between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila had swept Mt Kenya, becoming a force to reckon with. She also disclosed that the region would throw its weight behind Uhuru’s choice of a presidential candidate in the 2022 General Election.
“If it is Raila, he should know that the region will want a piece of his government,” Waiguru disclosed during an interview with KTN News’ Pointblank.
Waiguru, who previouly did not see eye to eye with Raila, described the AU envoy as a leader who had the best interest of women.
“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,” Waiguru praised.
Her relationship with Raila hit rock bottom in 2016, after the opposition leader linked her to the multi-million shilling scandal at the National Youth Service (NYS).
Waiguru, who was the then Devolution CS, hit at Raila’s claims with a legal suit, which she dropped after their hostility ended last year, following a meeting at the opposition leader’s Capitol Hill offices in Nairobi.
“We discussed some serious politics. Of course, we first settled the history we had.
“I needed to let Raila Odinga know that I support his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Waiguru narrated.
The prevailing rapprochement between Raila and Waiguru began in November 2018, after she withdrew the suit and announced the launch of a new friendship.
Raila’s political dalliance with Waiguru became even clearer in July, after the former PM accompanied President Kenyatta to the governor’s wedding in Kirinyaga.
However, Waiguru refuted claims that her new relationship with Raila did not mean that she had ditched Ruto, who did not show up at her wedding.