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Waiguru Meets Ruto, Officially Joins UDA

Undated image of Deputy President William <a class=Ruto and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru during a meeting in Karen, Nairobi"/>Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has officially joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the party she intends to use to defend her gubernatorial seat in 2022.

According to sources, Waiguru defected to UDA after meeting with Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 morning.

Reports from DP's associates Ruto also stated that Waiguru was joined by Kirinyaga County Assembly members who previously supported the Kieleweke faction.

Waiguru's decision came amid speculation from political pundits that the governor would lose her seat if she tried to defend it under the Jubilee Party.

During an interview on Spice FM on Monday, September 6, Waiguru hinted that she was thinking about making the switch but remained tight-lipped about it.

She emphasized that the political tide may shift depending on what Kenyans on the ground advocate for.

"I don't believe now is the appropriate time to have that discussion. I can't say I would, but I also can't say I wouldn't. It's politics, but it's a little early. Let's take a look at the ground, shall we? "she explained.

"I'll be spending a lot of time on the ground, which will determine which path I take. The seat I choose will also have an impact on my decision."

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