Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is not so keen in seeking re-election for the position with sources confirming she is in talks for an alliance that might make her Kenya’s first female Deputy President.
The revelations came the same day that she met with Raila Odinga in what many have interpreted as part of the 2022 plans. This was her second such meeting with Raila at his offices, a move that is very surprising for both camps of the political divide.
During his opposition days, Raila Odinga and Anne Waiguru were not seeing eye to eye after the former’s shocking dossier on corruption at the NYS. It was the infamous scandal that saw the price of a pen going for 80,000kes.
At the time, Raila put the blame squarely on Waiguru who in turn threatened, did sue and later withdrew the suit against Odinga.
It was during these good times for Jubilee that speculation was rife about a Ruto – Waiguru ticket for 2022, at the time when Kumira rang high.
Governor Waiguru has neither confirmed her intentions to run nor speculated who she intends to run with, but according to sources close to Dennis Itumbi, the decision has been made.
Multiple sources, some very close to my Governor Ann Waiguru have confirmed what is now obvious – she will NOT defend her Kirinyaga Governor seat in 2022. That is welcome. We wish her well in her plans to be DP, CS or whatever else.Dennis Itumbi
It speaks of the changing political times in Kenya. At some point Raila attacked Waiguru over corruption while Ruto defended her. Now it seems she might be running to deputize either of the two with signs strongly pointing to Ruto finding another Deputy candidate.