Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has been made the patron of Daughters of Mumbi, an outfit comprising of young and ambitious women leaders from Mt Kenya supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta and the BBI. At a ceremony held in Nairobi, Governor Waiguru was given the mandate to not only lobby for Mt Kenya women’s interests at the national level but also throw her hat in the ring for the top seat in 2022.
”I was honored to accept the request by Daughters of the Mountain to be their Chief Patron. I commit to support the network,mentor & handhold the young women to enable them contribute positively towards the social, economic & political advancement of our region,” the Kirinyaga Governor said on Thursday, before holding a meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga the following day.
Daughters of Mumbi has told Ms Waiguru to be the voice of women in national politics, adding that women have always been given a raw deal when political positions are being shared out, yet they are highly intelligent and educated.
Nationally, Governor Waiguru is an ardent defender of President Uhuru Kenyatta and is seen as a key player in the region’s 2022 politics. The Kirinyaga boss is part of Jubilee’s Kieleweke faction that is seen to be positioning itself to support Raila Odinga in 2022, with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s blessings.