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I Will Not Apologize For Supporting Raila Odinga – Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru

Simba Watkins



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Kirinyaga Governor has once again reiterated her support for Raila Odinga and his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta, telling of those who have criticized her of inviting Raila to Central Kenya. Waiguru, has come out to be one of the leading voices in Mt Kenya region pitching tent for the ODM leader.

While speaking in Kutus on Thursday, Waiguru reiterated that her sentiments are also shared by the president and nobody should think of intimidating her.

“Those telling me not to speak should know that I am talking about President Kenyatta, who they neither support nor speak about. They invite outsiders and tell us to support them in 2022. Who has sent them to select a leader for us?” she asked. Two weeks ago, Waiguru had expressed her strong admiration towards Raila Odinga.

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”One thing I have admired about Raila Odinga is his understanding and support for gender equality. He is one leader who is willing to stand with women,” she said adding that Raila has publicly declared his support for women leadership.

“Raila during my wedding was very clear about promoting gender equality. During the late Laboso’s memorial he went further to outline the plight of women leadership,” Waiguru said.

Waiguru is among the voices in the Mt Kenya region showing a vocal support to the BBI as well as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s handshake with Raila Odinga. She says the BBI has ensured a stable country with cohesion.

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“We were at a very bad state as a country in 2017. Thanks to the handshake, cohesion and unity have been embraced by Kenyans. I needed to let Raila know that I support his handshake with Uhuru,” she said.

The former Devolution CS also confirmed she has political ambitions in the new future and intends to go for higher elective positions if the country wants her to. She says she has ambitions just like every other politician.

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“Masinde Muliro said that if you have no ambitions then you have no business in politics. Jubilee party makes decisions of its flag bearers. The party exists, Uhuru is the party leader while Ruto is the deputy party leader. I too belong to the party. If a decision is made then I will make a decision. I operate within the party’s decision,” she said.

“Anyone with a political ear will listen to the voice of the people Kenya. And already if you go to a region, people are talking, people are accessing the leaders and they will determine based on the outputs,” she added.

Waiguru also took issue with DP Ruto kind of politics which she blamed of trying to divide the people of Mt Kenya region, saying it will not work since the region is united behind President Uhuru Kenyatta as its kingpin.

“The decision Mt Kenya will follow will be informed by Jubilee party leader Uhuru Kenyatta. You cannot wake up and only choose to claim that leaders in the Mount Kenya region wanted to assassinate you. How do 40 people meet in a room to plan a murder? This was a strategy to divide us and we cannot accept that,” Waiguru stated.

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