Is Anne Waiguru headed for Uhuru’s party?
Social media has been lit by messages that imply former Devolution minister Anne Waiguru could be headed for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance party (TNA).
The messages include two media invites; one to an event where Ms Waiguru is set to receive a golden membership certificate at the TNA headquarters and another where she is set to declare which seat –and constituency- that she will contest in.
The posts, doubted at first, were lent credence by director of digital communication at State House Dennis Itumbi –a key ally of President Kenyatta- who shared it on his Facebook.
But matters were complicated by the fact that TNA is to dissolve to form Jubilee Party together with URP and other political party.
Mungai Charles Gathii wondered: “I thought TNA party amalgamated long time ago to form JP. Haki ya nghai mulimaliza chama ya Mr. Singh na yenyu bado iko!!?” while Solomon K Murungaru quipped, “My friend Dennis thats where you go wrong you dont speak for Waiguru you Only speak for One H.E UHURU MUIGAI KENYATTA try and separate this issues we are all supporting the party and anyone who joins it but look its not you to do the announcement leave it for #Sakaja And #Onyango#Oloo.”
Ms Waiguru, who resigned at the height of the National Youth Service multi-billion-shilling scandal, is expected to vie for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat, fighting it out with Joseph Ndathi, the incumbent, among others.
When she served as the powerful Devolution Secretary, she had been tipped to fight it out with Dr Evans Kidero for the Nairobi seat, but her fortunes have since changed.
Always with the president’s ear, the head of state was once forced to declare that Ms Waiguru was not his girlfriend.