Waiguru, Ngirici in New Clash Over PS Kibicho

  • A Collage of Kirinyaga Woman Rep Wangui Ngirici, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and Governor Anne Waiguru.
    A Collage of Kirinyaga Woman Rep Wangui Ngirici, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
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  • Interior Principal Secretary, Dr. Karanja Kibicho, is now at the center of the political rift between Kirinyaga Governor, Ann Waiguru, and the county’s Women Representative, Wangui Ngirici.

    Ngirici, who is eyeing Kirinyaga County’s gubernatorial position in the 2022 elections, has hit out at Waiguru for joining the push to have PS Kibicho removed from office.

    While on Ruto’s campaign trail in Embu on November 18, Waiguru urged President Kenyatta to sack Kibicho over his involvement in political affairs.

    Deputy President William Ruto and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at his Karen residence, on October 26, 2021
    Deputy President William Ruto and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at his Karen residence, on October 26, 2021
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    The incumbent Waiguru bashed Kibicho over what she termed as abandoning his security duties and engaging in politics.

    “I want to tell the president that Kirinyaga doesn’t lack people to employ, but Kibicho has left work in the office and gone to play politics,” stated Waiguru.

    However, Ngirici has come out to defend Kibicho over what she termed as ingratitude from the Governor.

    Ngirici stated that Kibicho was the mastermind behind the enormous projects that have been launched in Kirinyaga County, adding that he deserved credit for them.

    She highlighted some of the projects launched in the county courtesy of the PS, including Wang’uru stadium and the robust road network in Mwea constituency.

    “It is courtesy of PS Eng. Dr. Karanja Kibicho that we have seen Wang’uru stadium and the overall improvement of road network in Mwea constituency,” Ngirici noted.

    Further, Ngirici also accuses Waiguru of using her recently found alliance with Ruto as a platform to deface other Kirinyaga leaders, stating that all leaders deserved due respect.

    Waiguru decamped to Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party from Jubilee last month, setting the stage for a hotly contested party ticket for the county’s gubernatorial race between herself and Ngirici.

    The Women Rep has maintained that she is the most influential in both the county and the party, adding that she would not consider shelving her ambitions to support Waiguru.  

    Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici in Kirinyaga on Friday, September 10, 2021
    Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici in Kirinyaga on Friday, September 10, 2021
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