Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has officially ditched Jubilee Party and joined Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA.
Waiguru is reported to have joined UDA after a closed-door meeting with DP Ruto at his Karen residence.
The Governor was reportedly accompanied by over 20 MCAs from Kirinyaga county who have also decamped from Jubilee to UDA.
Meanwhile, over the past one month, the governor has been dropping hints that she was headed to the Hustler Nation outfit.
It all started with an interview on Citizen TV where she said, defending her seat on a Jubilee ticket would be an uphill task since the party has lost its huge support base in the region.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. [Photo: Courtesy]
“If I ran today on a Jubilee ticket and someone else ran on a different party, even if people felt I had performed, it would be hard to convince them to vote for me,” Waiguru said.
She later met female legislators allied to UDA and said the meeting was part of her listening journey.
Her latest hint was during a recent interview where she claimed that the party to beat in Mt Kenya region is UDA.
“…Where I come from, the Wanjikus are tending to be on the UDA side… So, on my political leanings right now, the ground is significantly UDA in Kirinyaga and in Central Kenya,” she said during an interview with Nation.
Following her switch, all eyes are now in Kirinyaga, considering that the county’s Woman Rep Purity Ngirici; a staunch member of UDA and a close ally of DP Ruto is also interested in the governorship come 2022.