The fate of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who has expressed interest in defending her seat has been complicated by recent development in the political field that have seen Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho and Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici reconcile.
The two agreed to bury the hatchet, much to the chagrin of Governor Waiguru who is currently locked up in a fierce battle for supremacy with Ngirici who will be eyeing the gubenatorial seat on a UDA ticket.
Reports indicate that the Woman Rep and PS Kibicho resolved to bury the hatchet and work together as Kirinyaga prepares to host Mashujaa Day.
The two resolved their political differences and resolved to focus on the upcoming national event, which will be held in the county on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
The fete will be the last Mashujaa Day celebrations to be preceded over by President Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his final term.
Ngirici’s communications official Justin Kinyua confirmed that earlier on, PS Kibicho revealed that he will not be vying for any elective position in 2022 and this paved the way for the surprise reconciliation.
The woman representative’s camp held that the PS was surprised by the huge turnout at the Kandogu event and expressed his respect for Ngirici and her husband who has been actively mobilizing and campaigning for his wife.
The declaration by the powerful CS now allays fears of a fierce political foight over the seat that has attracted the interest of Waiguru, Ngirici and many others.
The PS also hinted at endorsing Ngirici candidacy in the coming days. The Kirinyaga Woman Rep will vie on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
Ngirici recently dared Waiguru to cross over to the hustler camp after the incumbent fired several salvos criticizing Jubilee party.
The meeting between PS Kibicho and Ngirici appears to have irked Waiguru who responded swiftly by posting a screengrab picture of the two sharing light moments during a meeting in Kandogu.
She spitefully questioned why the two leaders were meeting at a time when there is unrest in Laikipia County which should be a priority.
“Precisely!!! Mt Kenya News. Shouldn’t the priority be saving our people in Laikipia instead of early campaigns?” Governor Waiguru posed.