Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has officially ditched Jubilee Party for Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party in an event that took place in Karen on Tuesday morning.
Pushed to the wall by the shifting political ground in Mt Kenya, Governor Waiguru has finally made up her political move and joined UDA party, which is associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
Waiguru will now defend her gubernatorial seat come 2022 on the UDA party ticket and in a bid to continue serving her Kirinyaga people.
“This is the party she will use to defend her seat because everyone on ground told her they wanted to be associated with Ruto,” a source told People Daily Digital.
Waiguru had signalled her exit from the ruling party and entry into Ruto’s party last month.
In recent times, the governor’s support for Jubilee Party has been wobbly.
She is expected to face Kirinyaga County Woman Representative Purity Ngirici and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua in the gubernatorial race.