‘Difficult’ Waiguru tackled by reps

Since Ms Waiguru was elected governor in 2017, she has survived the rough and tumble of Kirinyaga politics. ILLUSTRATION | J. NYAGAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The standoff pitting Governor Waiguru against the assembly has in a few months grown into a full-blown political war, sucking in other leaders.
  • When she took office, Ms Waiguru enjoyed a brief lull before a storm blew up, with ward reps becoming a thorn in her flesh.
  • When they were not accusing her of failing to account for development projects, they would be shooting down budgets or rejecting her appointees.

At the opening of the upgraded Wang’uru market last October, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was joined in a dance by some ward reps — the video went viral on social media.

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