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 .