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Kikuyu elders clear Waiguru for gubernatorial bid

19 September 2016, 11:57 Joseph Njung'eh

Kirinyaga - Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru is a happy woman after receiving the blessings of Kikuyu Council of Elders at her backyard in Gichugu constituency, Kirinyaga County. 

The elders also cleared her way for the County governorship bid by pouring oil on her head and conducting traditional prayers. 

Waiguru was escorted to the ‘altar’ by three women, all barefoot and donned in Kikuyu traditional attires and ornaments. 

The ceremony was led by Elder Benson Warui, 89. 

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The elders endorsed her political interests, saying that they were impressed by her initiatives at the helm of Devolution Ministry. 

“Waiguru did a recommendable job upgrading lifestyles in slums and introducing Huduma centres to improve public service,” said elder Warui. 

On her part, the former CS said she felt relieved and would kick off her campaigns after receiving the elders’ blessings. 

She said the constituents’ problems revolved around infrastructure, health, education, agriculture and land and that she was well informed regarding their needs. 

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After announcing her candidature for the County top seat, Waiguru received massive support from youth and women. 

The County has about 265,000 voters and the number could rise ahead of the 2017 elections. 

Waiguru will battle it out with the incumbent Joseph Ndathi, Deputy Governor Julius Njiiri, Kirinyaga Central MP Joseph Gitari, businessman Muriithi Kagai and Kenya’s US Ambassador Njeru Githae. 

She resigned from her powerful Cabinet position following corruption allegations and loss of KES 791 million from the National Youth Service (NYS). 

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