Kirinyaga County Woman Representative Wangui Ngirichi who’s a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, has hit out at Governor Anne Waiguru over her recent change of tune regarding the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Speaking last week, Waiguru noted that there is need for divergent voices to be heard in the BBI process.

She noted that the BBI push may face resistance if renowned leaders are not involved.

“…This will entail bringing onboard leaders with divergent views so that all leaders can own the document,” she said.

Reacting to her change of tune, Ngirici noted that the governor is seeking political mileage.

She further noted that Governor Waiguru was among the key proponents of BBI, and there’s no way she’d just change her heart mid-way through the process.


“There are those who actively went round the country popularising the BBI reggae, which was characterised by chest-thumping and mockery and as such could not pave way for fruitful deliberations… Now, some have started changing the tune and propose a collaborative process, we know what they are seeking is political mileage.

“Is she not among governors who criticised Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata for revealing to President Kenyatta that BBI was unpopular in Mt Kenya? They castigated Kang’ata just like they have been doing to us that we have been disrespecting the president. Who in the very end has shown disrespect? The people who from the onset told the president to correct his way or the people who from the very beginning knew it was not working but hid the truth? She posed.

She, however, noted that the Hustler brigade is ready to welcome and work with leaders who subscribe to their ideology.