Waiguru now eyes Kirinyaga’s top seat after Nairobi bid faltered
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has joined The National Alliance (TNA) party and has hinted at vying for the Kirinyaga governorship.
Ms Waiguru was on Friday awarded the party’s golden membership certificate and said she would actively participate in the merger of parties affiliated to the Jubilee Party in early September.
She said she would consult Kirinyaga County residents on their development needs.
“I am moving from being a civil servant to being a politician,” she said at a press conference held at TNA headquarters in Nairobi on Friday.
“I am cut for the task, [and] with God ahead and the support of the people of Kirinyaga we will make it,” she said.
In February, Ms formally declared that she will vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2017 general elections.
Her declaration drew instant resistance from other Jubilee Party contestants who questioned her ability to govern in Nairobi.
Some 12 political parties, including President Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA and Deputy President William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP), have agreed to fold and join the new movement.
The parties will be dissolved officially on September 8.