Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has said it is unlikely she will join UDA party, which is linked to Deputy President William Ruto.
However, speaking on Spice FM on Monday, Waiguru said it is also too early to say she cannot join UDA.
“I don’t think it’s the right time to have that conversation. I can’t say I would, I can’t say I would not. This is politics, it’s unlikely but a bit early. Let’s see what the ground looks like,” she said.
The governor went on to say it is the people who will decide her next political move.
She noted that re-election is not entirely dependent on how well one has performed and that sometimes the seats are negotiated.
“I will not be ignorant to try and go against the people, I cannot vote myself in so, I’m listening very carefully to what it is that they want. Do they want me to run for governor for a second term. In politics it’s not just about performance, you can be a fantastic performer and not be re-elected,” Waiguru said.
She added, “Anyone who thinks they have performed and therefore should be re-elected is very naïve in politics. Sometimes politicians are elected on waves of political parties, they’ll say you did well but you were in the wrong camp.”
The governor said she will be spending a lot of time with people on the ground and listen to what direction they want her to take.
On Saturday, Waiguru said her office was raided by EACC officials, days after saying the Mt Kenya region will have to go back to the drawing board after the fall of BBI.
On her Facebook account, the governor said that after her remarks on the BBI and the need for the region to analyse the way forward, she was summoned by EACC.
“Last time I said on BBI let me keep quiet a bit. Immediately, EACC raided my office. Recently I said am introspecting on the political way forward, and again immediately I get EACC summons complete with all the subtle threatening inflexibilities,” Waiguru said.
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