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Kirinyaga governor Anne Mumbi says Mt Kenya ready for Raila presidency ▷ Kenya News

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– Governor Mumbi, previously called Anne Waiguru, believes the ODM party leader has better understanding of the role of women leaders in Kenya

– She indicated she and other political leaders from Mt Kenya are ready to form a political alliance with the former premier

– The political dalliance between Governor Mumbi and Raila started following the March 2018 handshake and has only grown stronger

– Although the Kirinyaga leader was at some point believed to be supporting DP Ruto’s 2022 bid, she has since shifted allegiance

Kirinyaga governor Anne Mumbi Waiganjo, formerly Anne Waiguru, has given a strong indication she will be supporting Opposition leader Raila Odinga for the presidency come 2022 should he decide to contest again for the top seat.

Governor Mumbi who not so long ago could not see eye to eye with the former prime minister, also indicated the Kikuyu nation is willing and ready to work with Raila and may even form a political alliance with him ahead of the 2022 contest.

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The Kirinyaga boss lady who appeared on KTN News Pointblank on Thursday, August 14, revealed she had held political talks with the African Union (AU) envoy and was convinced he has the interest of Kenyan women leaders at heart.

“We had discussed some serious politics, but we first settled the history we had together. He (Raila) should know the region (Mt Kenya) will want a piece of his government,” the governor told the station.

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Mumbi officially got married to her lover lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo on July 13, 2019, in a colourful Kikuyu traditional wedding ceremony which was graced by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.

The presence of Raila at the event set tongues wagging and for political pundits it was a possible sign of a new political alliance in the making, and the governor admitted as much.

“In politics, formations happen. Those who showed up at the wedding were there either to confirm their membership to emerging political formations or friendship,” Mumbi argued.

The blossoming friendship between the governor and Raila started after the March 2018 peace agreement, otherwise known as the handshake, between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Opposition leader.

Source: Tuko





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