By Joy Macharia
Water Principal Secretary Irungu Wairagu has received a major boost after Kiharu Mp Ndindi Nyoro endorsed his gubernatorial bid.
In a well packaged and choreographed political statement aimed at drumming up support for Wairagu’s governorship bid, Nyoro told Kigongo residents that they should never assume Wairagu whenever they met for his tremendous efforts to give them water.
“Wairagu has come, this is the gentleman, as a Kigongo resident can you meet him and purport that you don’t know him?” Nyoro said amid applause by residents who answered “we know him.
Nyoro continued… ” He has given us water and we should talk the truth, you can’t be given water to quench you thirst but when he visit you, you reciprocate by giving him true tea (Ndubia),” The Mp candidly urged locals.
The Ruto allied Mp made the remarks as the workaholic PS toured Gaturi to launch various water projects.
For a very long time, water scarcity has been a campaign tool by aspiring politicians but during Wairagu’s tenure as a Ps, locals have received the rare commodity even before the polls.
Nyoro’s assertion has been interpreted to mean that he has done his grassroot survey well and has realized that Wairagu is indeed the voter’s choice.
This is because, his endorsement comes at a time when Senator Irungu Kangata, another Ruto ally has announced that he will be running for governor.
Ordinarily, Nyoro would have supported his ally who happens to be his former boss at the National Government Constituency Development Fund where he was the chairperson while Kangata was the MP.
The MP’s endorsement is a major blow to Kangata’s gubernatorial ambitions since it is said that the Senator seeks to ride on Ruto’s popularity to ascend to the governor’s position.
The endorsement is also seen as a fact that Kwaura Kwaura’s slogan is getting in leaders’ and locals’ hearts.
Two weeks ago, Kangata claimed to have been endorsed by Ruto but after receiving a major backlash, Ruto made a u-turn and denied that he had not actually endorsed the Senator who used the Kenyatta na Kangata slogan in 2017 campaigns