A showdown between Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru and Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici is looming ahead of Deputy President William Ruto's visit slated for Sunday, November 28.
The DP will be attending a church service at the ACK Kianyaga after which he will hold rallies in Kirinyaga, Kutus and Kerugoya towns.
Both leaders have already published posters welcoming the DP in the county.A side by side poster of Kirinyaga Woman Rep Wangui Ngirici and Governor Anne Waiguru
Ruto's visit comes at a time when the two leaders, who are both eyeing the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat, are flexing their muscles over who will win the United Democratic Alliance (UDA's) nomination ticket.
Waiguru recently decamped to the Ruto-led party with the hope of defending her gubernatorial seat while Ngirici has been a strong campaigner of the party, even disclosing that she had funded the DP.
Since Waiguru decamped to the party, Ngirici disclosed that her relationship with the DP has deteriorated.
“I’m, however, confident that my supporters will follow me, regardless of the pedestal I will be standing on.
“Politics is akin to the game of chess; you must study it well as your next decision would determine whether you win or lose. I have now retreated to carefully study my options before I make my next political move," she stated.
Ngirici complained that she was involved in building the party at a time which Waiguru was opposing Ruto and popularising BBI across Kenya.
“When her [BBI] mission failed, she crossed over to UDA," Ngirici added.
Defending herself, however, Waiguru accused Ngirici of trying to intimidate her with the aim of forcing her to bow out of the race or bolt from the party.
She argued that her late entry into the party did not warrant anyone to treat her like a backbencher.
''This is politics and you cannot mistreat me because of my late entry. As a matter of fact, you have no say as far as elective seats are concerned, the electorate will decide,'' she stated.Deputy President William Ruto Addressing Resident of Nakuru on Wednesday, November 25, 2021DP Ruto Twitter Page
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