• Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru on Wednesday night, January 27, hinted at rejoining Deputy President William Ruto’s political camp popularly known as Tanga Tanga. 

    Waruguru made the subtle statement against her ally ODM leader Raila Odinga after he was jeered by a section of youth in Githurai.

    The reiterated a statement by Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kangata on the unpopularity of the BBI in the Mt Kenya region, citing the Githura incident. 

    File image of DP William Ruto (right) with Laikipia Women Representative Cate Waruguru (centre)

    “A certain truth is emerging. I remember supporting Senator Irungu Kang’ata  for informing His Excellency the truth from our people. I still and will always support the truth as that of the Senator for being loyal and truthful to our boss.

    “I got some criticism on various platforms but today in Githurai…….Yawa rírí Nírîarega nguo (the sun is too hot for us to keep wearing clothes), ” Waruguru stated.

    Her statement left most of her supporters confused bearing in mind that she defected Ruto’s camp in June last year to support the ODM leader.

    Many interpreted it as a sign that she was planning to defect from Odinga’s camp.

    “Continue being confused. A leader makes a decision and stands by it. What have you done to change the situation,” Sammy Ogolla stated.

    “Don’t be two sided, pick a side. I forced myself into supporting you in Laikipia because you joined the handshake team,” Kimotho Gicere commented.

    Yesterday, a section of youth shouted down the former Prime Minister as he prepared to address the residents.

    It took the intervention of local politicians and police officers to calm the group and allow the rally to proceed as planned. 

    Politicians who had accompanied Odinga accused their rivals of funding the youth to disrupt the meeting. 

    ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses a gathering at Githurai 45 on January 27, 2021