Kirinyaga Women Representative-elect Purity Wangui Ngirici is furious with Governor Anne Waiguru whom she is accusing of disrespecting her.
The uncontainable Ngirici attacked the former CS with accusations that she is refusing to recognise her as the leader who mentored her when she joined politics.
“Respect is two-way traffic and if Ms Waiguru does not respect me as as a duly elected leader or as her mentor, then I will not also recognise her,” the politician said as quoted in the Nation.
According to Ngirici she did not attend Waiguru’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, August 22 because she was not happy with her.
The politician narrated how Waiguru’s supporters humiliated her soon after she was declared the winner at St Michael’s Girls Primary School in Kerugoya.
“When I was declared the winner of the seat by the county returning officer, Ms Waiguru’s supporters burst into songs as they mocked me.” She recalled.
“Ms Waiguru who was also announced the winner of the gubernatorial seat was present and did not stop her supporters from mocking me. I was very annoyed,” Ngirici added.
“If you were me, would you have dared to attend the swearing in ceremony of Ms Waiguru?” She posed.
Ngiciri who is yet to be sworn in as Kirinyaga women rep, said she skipped the ceremony that was attended by William Ruto on learning that some people at the venue were planning to boo her.
“My intelligence informed me that there was a plan to humiliate me once again and that is why I failed to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Waiguru,” she said explaining her absence on Tuesday.
She also claimed that Waiguru is fearing her because she (Ngirici) is the most popular politician in the region.
“I [got] more votes than any other politician in the region and Ms Waiguru knows very well that I’m the most popular political leader,” the wealthy politician who shocked everyone by using a helicopter to seek for votes throughout the campaign period, noted.
The politician said she and her husband were the ones who convinced Waiguru to contest for governorship and even supported her with their resources.
Waiguru is yet to respond to the claims.