Catherine Waruguru

Catherine Waruguru

Catherine Waruguru is the Laikipia County Women Representative, a seat she won in the 2017 General Elections. Before that, she was a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in Laikipia County between 2013 and 2017.

Waruguru has announced her intentions to vie for the Laikipia East parliamentary seat in 2022 pitting her against the current MP Mohammed Amin.

In 2020, Waruguru shifted her allegiance from DP William Ruto’s camp, dubbed Tanga Tanga, to President Uhuru’s Kieleweke camp that has partnered with Raila Odinga’s ODM to push for constitutional amendments in the BBI process.

The fiery politician’s public exit from Tanga Tanga was a big blow to DP Ruto’s camp as she was at the forefront of Inua Mama, an all-women group that was making inroads through women-focused grass-root initiatives.

Her turn-around announcement came after a meeting with Raila in April 2020 but Jubilee’s move to punish errant members could also have played a part in Waruguru’s change of heart.

With the same vigor and vitriol that she had poured on Uhuru and his administration for three years, Waruguru turned her guns on Ruto, accusing him of sending his troops to discredit the government’s performance.

In June 2020, the Woman Rep, in her characteristic dramatic fashion, kneeled before Laikipia constituents in an effort to convince them to support Uhuru and Raila’s handshake, saying that the

Waruguru is the Vice-Chair of the Departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock and a Member of Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning.