MP Wamuchomba Blasts Governor Waiguru Amid Mt. Kenya Political Feud

Written by on May 24, 2024

Githunguri Member of Parliament Gathoni Wamuchomba has lashed out at Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru as the battle for Mt Kenya region succession intensifies.
Taking to X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, Wamuchomba faulted the governor saying that she was in no position to lecture the region leaders on matters of the region’s succession, saying that she should either join them in their search for a kingpin or remain quiet.

The MP, who has been leading an onslaught against President William Ruto’s administration, criticized the Council of Governors chairperson over what she termed as ‘sitting pretty in leadership’ while her people suffer from economic challenges.

 “Dear Governor Waiguru with much respect stop lecturing us on who should speak about what in Mt. Kenya Region. You are the Chair of the Council of Governors sitting pretty as we struggle with the rising economic stress, closing businesses, alcoholism and neglect of projects by Kenya Kwanza regime which you are now defending online,” she said.

Wamuchomba went on to reprimand Waiguru following her trip to the United States in the company of President Ruto, pointing out that her focus should be to ensure she brings home goodies rather than giving political directions.

“Now that you are in the USA with the presidential jet enjoy the ride quietly but ask those wazungu to give you money to complete our projects na sio LOANS! And by the way here at home we are speaking the language of One Man One Shilling while you are away. Prepare to either Join us or shut up!” said Wamuchomba.

According to the lawmaker, Waiguru has been mum on the issues affecting her people and has not used her position as the CoG chair to root for resources for her people.

She blames the governor for not voicing out the problems ailing both Dairy and Coffee farmers in Central Kenya and the stalled government projects.

“Before you lecture us; please tell us as COG chair why are our coffee farmers not receiving cherry fund Ksh.80 per kg as agreed during the coffee forums,’ said the MP.

“Why are our people being fired in Government as you watch? Why are we importing milk from other countries yet our farmers are struggling to get their milk to processors? What happened to the Kenol-Marua Road completion? What happened to Mau Mau road completion? What happened to Ruiru 2 dam construction?”

The remarks by Wamuchomba follow an ongoing supremacy battle to control the Mt Kenya region politics with a section of leaders backing Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and others affiliated to the Opposition coalition against the latter succeeding former President Uhuru Kenyatta as the region’s spokesperson.

Waiguru last week slammed a section of leaders from the Mountain for organising Limuru III conference which they said was meant to forge a pathway for the region’s politics.

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