Former Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has instructed her lawyers to withdraw her petition against Governor Anne Waiguru.
Ngirici had filed a petition seeking the nullification of the election of Ann Waiguru as Kirinyaga governor.
However, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, October 5, Ngirici noted that she had taken the decision that would benefit the Kirinyaga people.
"I have decided to take a bold step; One that does not serve to advantage me or disorganise and disenfranchise the Governor but one that serves full advantage to the people of Kirinyaga . I, therefore, have instructed my lawyers to withdraw my petition against GVN waiguru," she stated.
In the August 9 Kirinyaga gubernatorial contest, Waiguru was declared the winner after garnering 113,088 votes, with Ngirici second after garnering 105,667 votes while Charles Kiburi came a distant third with 22,065 votes.
Other candidates were Safina Party's Peter Gitau who garnered 10,166 votes, first Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi who gathered 3,937 votes on TSP, Muriithi Kagai of Narc-Kenya who gathered 1,751 votes and Chomba Ndau who got 532 votes under a Kadu Asili ticket.
This comes days after Governor Anne Waiguru was elected Chairperson of the Council of Governors (CoG) on September 17, 2022.
Waiguri is the first female CoG chair and replaced former Embu Governor Martin Wambora.