Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Wangui Ngirici, a fierce critic of President Uhuru’s handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga, now seems to have changed the tone about the two leaders.
Ngirici who seems to be falling out with Deputy President William Ruto’s side says that she now understands why President Uhuru and Raila had to solve their political difference for the sake of the country.
Speaking to The Standard she said that Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru’s, her fierce political rival, move to dump Jubilee and join UDA has made her understand the handshake.
“The president only got a new friend who was his political arch-rival. The move calmed the country and the protests became a thing of the past. I am now no longer bitter about the move since Waiguru’s defection opened my eyes,” Ngirici told the publication.
The 43-year-old politician further revealed that though it is a risk to join the handshake team, she will convince her followers to follow in the next political vehicle she will board.
The lawmaker further lamented that she feels betrayed and used by UDA, a party she said she helped build. She said that it was unfair for the party to welcome Waiguru who opposed it from the onset.
She claimed that she used her resources to popularize the party in Kirinyaga while her competitor did nothing.
“Only tricksters exist in the world of politics, loyalty is a mirage and ambiguous. I don’t even want to remember how much I have used to build the UDA party in Kirinyaga from scratch but I’m young in politics and still learning,” she said.
The first-time MP says she feels UDA has betrayed her but she had learnt her lesson. She has now sworn that she never commit or hold divergent views as intense as she used to.