July 20, 2018

Waiguru irked after heckling incident in Ruto’s presence, blames Women Rep

kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru with County Women Rep Wangui Ngirici. [www.nation.co.ke]

Trouble is brewing in Kirinyaga County where Governor Ann Waiguru is locked in a tight supremacy battle with county Women Representative Wangui Ngirici.

The tiff escalated on Friday when Deputy President William Ruto toured the county and Waiguru was heckled by rouge youths. Chants of “Waiguru must go” filled the air.

Ngirici was also present at the public event held in Kerugoya Town.

Ruto, visibly dismayed by the wrangles between the two leaders asked them to work together to better the loves of Kirinyaga people.

“We agreed to have a unified nation, not what we hear coming from Kirinyaga. We do not want to hear fracas and insults coming from this county,” the DP said according to Nairobi News.

The governor yesterday accused the women rep and her husband, Andrew Ngirici of paying the hecklers who are reportedly said to have been brandishing knives.

Waiguru termed the attack on her as “archaic” and has called for the arrest of the two.

She, however, lamented inaction from police, something she says is frustrating because the Ngirici’s are viewed as untouchables.

She said prior to the DP tour, some count leaders had intimated to her during a meeting that Ngirici was allegedly planning a disruption during the event to taint her name.

Ngirici in a rejoinder distanced herself from thee hecklers saying she did not pay youths to heckle the governor.

She accused of trying to malign her in effort to divert attention from a recent report that indicated the  county is the fifth most corrupt in the country.

“We are dismayed at the statement attributed to the governor and wish to state that we were at no time involved in planning of the disruption,” she said in her response to the allegations.

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