By Ndungu Gachane
Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga camp has suffered an irredeemable blow after three out of four Kirinyaga MPs decamped from the camp and pleaded with locals to forgive them for going astray.
The three legislators made a U-turn at Wanguru stadium in presence of Interior PS Karaja Kibicho saying they have now seen the light and will always support President Uhuru Kenyatta and his development initiatives for a better Kenya.
The three, Mwea MP Kabinga Wachira, Gichugu MP Robert Gichimu and his Kirinyaga Central MP John Wambugu pleaded with locals never again to refer them as Tanga Tanga leaders as they declared their unwavering support to Jubilee Government and its unity and development pacts for the country.
“We have come here today to urge our electorates to forgive us for going astray, we have opened our eyes and we wish to announce that we are no longer members of Tanga Tanga brigade but we support Uhuru Kenyatta led government with our might and soul,” Mr Kabinga said.
Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kiburu maintained that he shall continue supporting the government of the day which is led by President Kenyatta as well as the president’s efforts to unite the country especially the peace deal between him and Nasa Co-principal Raila Odinga.
The leaders praised government for the development track record saying under Mr Kenyatta’s leadership, water and roads connectivity have been witnessed by Kenyans.
The declaration of the MPs is not a simple blow to Dr Ruto’s Presidential quest in the essence that there are only four MPs in the county and safe from Ndia MP Geroge Kariuki, all have decamped from his battalion squad.
Mr Kariuki is currently not engaged with any political affiliation that is neither is he a Kieleweke supporter nor a Tanga Tanga ardent follower.
In Kirinyaga, only Women Representative Wangui Ngirichi has remained in Dr Ruto’s political camp and her change of heart may not be expected soon due to her rivalry with Governor Ann Waiguru, a harsh critique of Dr Ruto.
Ms Nngirichi has declared efforts to unseat Ms Waiguru and has been criticizing her County governance style
However, as they say there is no permanent enmity or friendship in politics, no one can rule out that both can work in the same team since although Ms Waiguru and Mr Kibicho do not see an eye for an eye, they are usually in one political camp.