Anne Waiguru and other Kirinyaga candidates on Wednesday held a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto. [Photo/Courtesy]
Anne Waiguru and other Kirinyaga candidates on Wednesday held a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto. [Photo/Courtesy]

Kirinyaga governorship candidate Anne Waiguru on Wednesday led a host of Jubilee candidates to a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto in Nairobi.

This was the first official meeting between the Kirinyaga Jubilee candidates and the Deputy President after the party nominations held last month.

The meeting sought to discussion ways of improving the state of affairs in Kirinyaga County including improvement of road networks and the construction of Mwea Dam.

Top of the agenda was the commencement of Mwea Dam and the setting aside of Ksh650 million for the compensation of families located along the route where canals will pass through.

The leaders also asked the government to address the Ksh 32 million waivers that National Irrigation Board (NIB) is asking from farmers and commence the tarmacking of the Kutus-Kianyaga road.

There was also discussion of the necessary preparations to be made ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s imminent visit to Kirinyaga for ground-breaking of the Mwea Dam.

Mwea Dam

Waiguru has anchored her campaign on development, promising to kick off reforms in the health care sector, upgrading road networks, modernisation of agriculture sector and improving levels of education in the county.

The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary has accused her rival Martha Karua of campaigning on deceptive grounds by promising development when she did nothing during her time as Gichugu MP; a position she held for 15 years.

Waiguru has previously promised to work together with other candidates to ensure Jubilee carries the day in the August 8 elections.

“We are pushing for a hundred per cent voter turnout in Kirinyaga and we want all this to go to Jubilee candidates,” said Waiguru after receiving her nominations certificate.

“We need to give President Kenyatta a six-piece vote; from MCAs, to MPs, to Woman Representative, Senator and Governor and the President; because Kirinyaga is a Jubilee zone.”

The former CS defeated the Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi and Kirinyaga Central MP Gitari Gachoki to clinch the Jubilee ticket in the party primaries last month.

Ndathi has announced his interest to defend his seat as an independent candidate while Gitari has teamed up with Martha Karua, as her running mate, for the August 8 polls.