Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has hit back at Governor Anne Waiguru after she publicly called for the ouster of Interior PS Karanja Kibicho on Thursday.
Speaking in Runyenjes, Embu County, Waiguru claimed the PS had opted to venture into the realm of politics instead of adhering to his constitutional mandate.
“Kuna ndugu yangu kule kutoka Kirinyaga. Nataka kumwambia Mheshimiwa Rais kwa heshima, Kirinyaga haijakosa watu wakuandikwa kazi kwa serikali lakini huyo Kibicho ameacha kazi kwa ofisi akaenda kufanya siasa. Tukimwambia aache siasa anatuambia tumeze wembe ama tujinyonge,” Waiguru said in her address.
“Huyo Kibicho tunataka tuseme aende na kama ni kiti ya kirinyaga, vijana hapa ni wengi ambao wanaweza kutii sheria na kufuata sheria vilivyo. Watu wa Runyenjes tumekubaliana hivyo? Tuseme kibicho aende.”
Ngirichi however argues that Waiguru should pay homage to the PS since he has played an integral part in pushing for the development of Kirinyaga County since assuming office.
“It’s now clear that both of us are in UDA but Kirinyaga leadership must be respected. It is courtesy of PS Eng. Dr. Karanja Kibicho that we have seen Wang’uru stadium and the overall improvement of road network in Mwea constituency, KEMRI is also coming which you vehemently opposed,” Ngirici said in a social media post.
“Two years ago you told us that the President should be respected. The respect looks good here. We are a hustler nation but that is not a license to insult your way into the second term.”
Waiguru’s defection to Ruto’s ‘hustler’ movement set the stage for a showdown between her and Ngirici who is also seeking the UDA party ticket for the Governor’s race in Kirinyaga.
Ngirici, however, maintains that she would not shelve her gubernatorial ambitions in favour of Waiguru.