Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru can finally heave a sigh of relief after she was cleared Monday by IEBC to run for a second term.
This is despite being listed by the EACC alongside 240 other aspirants as unfit to hold public office over alleged integrity concerns.
“They had attempted to scrap my name off the ballot but I want to tell them that I belong to God,” Waiguru said.
She exuded confidence that she will be re-elected and took a swipe at her opponents whom she claimed had attempted to frustrate her bid.
“Those who had schemed evil against me by working hard to see to it that I will not seek re-election are finally put to shame,” she said.
The governor was accompanied to the IEBC offices in Kerugoya by her husband, lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo, a section of her executive team members and her supporters.
Her clearance brings to eight the number of candidates who have been cleared by the IEBC to contest in the Kirinyaga governor race.
Others are Charles Kibiru (Jubilee) Peter Kariuki Ireri (ANC) Joseph Ndathi(TSP) Wangui Ngirici (Independent) Comba Ndau (KADU Asili)Bedan Muriithi Kagai(Narc Kenya) andPeter Njuguna Gitau (Safina).
Waiguru exuded confidence that the UDA party will carry the day come August 9 in all county elective seats.
She said she will market her administration’s track record as well as the plans she has for the county for the next five years.