Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has revealed that she is open to joining the United Democratic Alliance of Deputy President William Ruto.
Although she has been a critic of the DP, Waiguru said she must play her political cards well if she is to survive past 2022.
She confessed that defending her seat on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party will not be ideal at the moment.
“If I ran today on a Jubilee ticket and someone else ran on a different party, even if the people felt I performed, it would be hard to convince them to vote for me,” she said during an interview on Citizen TV this morning, 8th September.
Apparently ruling out Jubilee as one of her options, the county boss said a lot of serious work needs to be done to revamp the ruling party.
However, she was optimistic that the ruling party could still be salvaged.
“People need that emotional connection to the party,” she said.
The county boss said she was now consulting with his people before making announcing her next move.
“One needs to be careful to make the right decisions to survive politically. I’m asking my people, which vehicle to use to secure my seat.”
She implored the President and his deputy to sit down and iron out their problems.
She advised them to “sacrifice and save the country”.
Waiguru said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) did not have support in the Mt Kenya region.
The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary said promoters of BBI, she being of one them, “did walk the journey with the people.
“Looking at the reactions and the polls done nationally, we seem to have left the people behind in the quest to pass BBI. I would be dishonest to say that Mt Kenya people were behind BBI.”