In the past few days, Kirinyaga Women Rep Purity Ngirici has given Kenyans reasons to believe that she has ditched DP Ruto’s UDA for Jubilee.
First of all, last week Purity alongside her husband Andrew Ngirici attended a meeting together with Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho ahead of the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
On Monday October 11, she took to her official Facebook page and posted a portrait of president Uhuru Kenyatta while welcoming him to Kirinyaga, a move that sparked more speculations.
“Siasa tumeeka pause. We will press play after #KirinyagaKwanza,” Purity said in the comments section.
“Unataka kuhamia huko ama,” Mandera bloggers asked while another follower said, “You are very wise. Some tangataka wanted the president to be booed during mashujaa day, that wont be beneficial to the kirinyaga residents.
Purity has however dismissed claims that she has ditched UDA while affirming that she is still part and parcel of the Ruto affiliated political party.
The law maker assured her supporters that she is still loyal to the party and will continue selling the party’s agenda.
“I build UDA from the start. I will continue selling it. I will never leave,” Ngirici affirmed.
She went ahead to confirm the same through social media while speaking about the Mt. Kenya Youth Conference held at University of Nairobi which was attended by ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“The 4 cabinet slots ‘promised’ by Raila to the youth reminds me of EALA nominations. Bottom- Up is the way to go. #UDA,” she said in a Facebook post.
The incumbent intends to face governor Anne Waiguru in the race for Kirinyaga County gubernatorial seat in the 2022 general elections.
Waiguru who is yet to reveal the political party that she will be joining for the general elections had shown interest in joining UDA.
Purity welcomed her to the party on Monday while preparing her for the nominations.
“Those coming to the party should come with decorum we go for nominations. I need to compete with her on issues facing Kirinyaga people and not sideshows,” said Ngirici.