Waiguru unveils her running mate

Governor Anne Waiguru (center0, when she opened a modern health facility at Kiandegwa  village , Mwea late yesterday while at her left in the Wamumu MCA Baptista Kanga  and the Education CEC James Kinyua Mutugi whom Waiguru later unveiled as her gubernatorial running mate.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has ended the prevailing political anxiety in the area after she finally named her gubernatorial running mate late yesterday .

She settled  on James  Kinyua Mutugi  who has been the CEC  for Education in her ending first term  Administration .

Mutugi prior to being appointed  a CEC after the 2017 general elections  had served as the Wamumu MCA for a term after winning  the 2013 general elections.

He is said to be among Waiguru’s most  trusted  confidant  besides being a moderator.

While unveiling Mutugi at Kiendegwa village in  Mwea West Sub- County , where he  hails from , Waiguru said the  move brought to an end  the anxiety the vacuum had  created after other gubernatorial contenders unveiled theirs three weeks ago .

The Narc- Kenya gubernatorial candidate Murithi Kagai named a week ago lawyer Ndegwa Njiru as his running mate .

Kagai hailing from the vote rich Mwea said he had settled on Njiru given his unmatched muscle   to fight corruption.

On the other hand outgoing Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has picked former KRA senior employee Eliud  Wanjau .

Wanjau who ran unsuccessfully for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat in 2017  is former KRA Assistant Commissioner and hails  from  Mwea too, while  Ngirici is from Kirinyaga Central .

SAFIN’s Peter Njuguna Gitau has picked a Lady  as his running mate though unlike Waiguru  and Kagai there was no ceremony .

Esther Njoki Kabiru will be Gitau’s running mate during the hotly contested race for the now coveted County Chief Executive Officer.

Former Governor Joseph Ndathi who is running for the seat on a TSP ticket says he has also settled on a Lady as his running mate.

“My lady running mate is a Ph.D holder and  hails from  Kirinyaga West Sub- County . I have picked her due to her prowess  in academics and  professionalism in her line of specialization and also to  balance the gender,” he said.

Ndathi who spoke to the Mountain Times on phone this morning also disclosed that he will be unveiling her this Saturday at a venue to be disclosed later in the week.

He also confirmed he had submitted her name to the IEBC  as required  for any doubting  Thomas’s .

Peter Kariuki Ireri who is flying the ANC  ticket for the same seat  had settled on lady from Mwea but he has been told she has since been appointed an Ambassador .

This morning Ireri was frantically looking for a substitute following the unforeseen emergent scenario but was optimistic of getting one in the course of today .

It was not possible at the time of going to press to get the names of independent t gubernatorial candidates and their running  mates .

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