Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, on Tuesday, November 19, came clean on why she missed President Uhuru Kenyatta's Sagana State Lodge meeting in Nyeri County.
Speaking to Citizen TV's Waihiga Mwaura, the governor made it clear that she had every intention to attend the meeting that brought Jubilee leaders from Mt Kenya region but she and flown out.
"I was out of the country and it was called at very short notice - on Wednesday night- and I couldn't get a flight from where I was, but I was following it step by step," she stated.
Waiguru went on to claim that leaders from the region were trying to position themselves to take over in 2022, making them fight each other.
“Politics of succession is causing division in Mt Kenya. Certain people have begun positioning themselves for succession. That is expected in a democracy. The only problem is when we make false accusations so as to become popular," she remarked.
She went on to state that the narrative claiming Uhuru had abandoned the region was baseless.
"I do not think grievances from Mt Kenya region are real. The challenges of Mt Kenya are similar to those in other parts of the country,” she explained.
She reiterated that the president had kickstarted countless development projects in the region.
The Kirinyaga governor also cleared the air regarding her decision to support Imran Okoth in the November 7, Kibra by-election, making it clear that she was there due to her unflinching support for Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga's handshake.
“What took me to Kibra was the handshake…Post the handshake, we find ourselves in a unique political space…Kibra was not really a matter of life and death for Jubilee," she asserted.
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