To keen political observers, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is on a mission. From her much publicized wedding last year,where who is who in Kenya’s political circle was invited, including President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, to her strong support of the Handshake as well as the BBI. It is also worthy to note her role in the Embrace Movement, a pro-handshake political outfit bringing together women from across the political divide. However, the just ended week’s events have indicated the former Devolution CS is on a mission.
During the public launch of the BBI Report at the Bomas of Kenya, the Kirinyaga Governor was among the selected few speakers who got a rare opportunity to address the audience on a national platform. Speakers at Bomas of Kenya were carefully selected in line with their political affiliation, a thing that rubbed DP Ruto and his men the wrong way.
A day later, Anne Waiguru would host a high powered delegation of politicians cum high ranking government officials, including Cabinet Secretaries at her Kirinyaga county, for a fundraiser. In attendance were Cabinet Secretaries Michael Macharia, Fred Matiangi, Joe Mucheru and PS Karanja Kibicho. This was basically the backbone of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.Among politicians who were in attendance included Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Junet Mohammed and 30 other MPs.
The first term governor seems to be assembling power around her for future political ambitions.