Kirinyaga MP Purity Wangui Ngirici slammed UDA vice president William Ruto’s UDA party party for telling him to give up his bid to become Kirinyaga governor and favor Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru, and instead run for the Mwea parliamentary seat on the party’s ticket. .
Angry Ngirichi revealed this when she visited the Mwea and Gichugu constituencies in Kirinyaga County, where she distributed food to needy families.
Wangui said she had already resigned from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and would run for governor of Kirinyaga as an independent candidate.
The MP objected to DP Ruto’s remarks about free and fair elections, saying the UDA would not consider fair elections.
“If they tell you to fight for Mwea’s seat, do you think there will be a fair election?” Wangui posed for a photograph of the Kangai people in Mwea.
“They got more than Ksh 200 million from local politicians to buy nomination tickets, do you think there will be a fair election?” He added.
Ngirichi explained that in the 2017 elections, she spent more than Ksh 40 million to get a female representative seat and thus could not afford Ksh 200 million to buy a UDA nomination ticket.
“I would rather give you money than buy a UDA ticket,” Ngirichi said.
At the same time, lawmakers urged residents to choose their favorite presidential candidate wisely by 2022.
“You can choose William Ruto, Raila Odinga or Musalia Mudavadi as your presidential candidate,” Wangui said.
Ngirichi was a close ally of William Ruto until November 26, 2020, when his political rival and Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru resigned from the UDA.