By Judith Gicobi
Wangui Ngirici, one of the candidates for governor of Kirinyaga in the August 8 election, has withdrawn her petition contesting the election of Governor Anne Waiguru.
Ngirici said in a statement; “After serious soul searching and wide consultation with my supporters and UDA and Kenya Kwanza leadership, I have decided to take a bold step, one that does not serve to advantage me or disorganize and disenfranchise the Governor but one that serves the full advantage to the people of Kirinyaga.”
She further stated; “I have gone against strong tides of pressure to press on with the court battle, resolved to withdraw the Petition challenging Governor Waiguru’s victory, not because we didn’t have facts nor pregnant grounds to see the petition to the end but to allow the people of Kirinyaga to enjoy uninterrupted services.”
The former woman representative for Kirinyaga stated that she wanted to give the governor every advantage, as well as enough room and legroom, so that she could carry out her duties as both the Chair of the Council of Governors and the representative of the Kirinyaga people, without any hindrance or interruption.
Ngirici declares that she would now support Governor Waiguru in every way possible by holding periodic consultations to determine the best ways to assist and fulfill the needs of the Kirinyaga people.
“I will be the watchful eye of the Kirinyaga people for the next five years. I will share every good idea with her and condemn every retrogressive step taken by her regime. I thereby, very proudly, announce that am withdrawing the Court Petition with immediate effect,” She said.
She praised Waiguru and wished her good health as she carried out her duties as the County’s governor for the ensuing four to five years.