By Ndungu Gachane
Kirinyaga County residents have ditched the ruling Jubilee party over failure by itsleaders to solve unending leadership wrangles marring the County.
The locals led by a political expert Paul Kagema said the County has not done much for the electorate due to the seemingly irreparable differences between Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru and Members of County Assembly (MCAs) saying after soul searching and consultations they have made up their mind to join Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC).
“News that has been coming from Kirinyaga County is all about wars and differences and this has affected service delivery.
“The Jubilee party leadership has been sitting pretty as its siblings fight without engaging both sides to provide a long lasting solution, that motivated us to look for peace and we have landed it at Mudavadi’s party since he is a lover of peace and honesty,'” Mr Kagema said.
The locals described Mr Mudavadi as a peace maker, sober and astute leader who requires to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta to advance his big four agenda saying they will not be swayed by political waves when determining the Head of State for the next general election.
On her part Ms Valentine Kimani a youth leader could not hide her joy after Mudavadi’s party accepted their will to join the party saying Kirinyaga youth had yearned for a party that would have a place for the youth.
She said she has engaged youth through various platforms and that they are ready to support ANC until they get their way to State House.
“The party has no enmity with the President and does not antagonise his agenda we shall hold vigorous campaign to endear masses to support Mr Mudavadi,” she announced.
They said Jubilee party is in ruins and that it is in order for them to join a strong party that has the potential of clinching Presidency saying they have faith with ANC.
ANC’s Mt Kenya region coordinator Mr Simon Gikuru Kamau said after meeting Muranga Jubilee members who defected to ANC, they have received overwhelming calls from other Mt Kenya counties expressing their intentions to join the party a move that informed them to camp at Kirinyaga County.
“We shall hold meetings in Nyeri, Embu, Nyandarua, Meru, Kiambu, Tharaka Nithi among others, we shall also receive some elected leaders who can not defect from parties that sponsored them to parliament in due time,” Mr Gikuru said.