Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Wangui Ngirici regrets introducing the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and investing in the Ruto-led party in Kirinyaga County.
Ngirici who left the party in December to contest for the county’s gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate says she regrets her husband, Andrew Ngirici, selling a family house worth millions to popularize UDA, which she now says betrayed her by openly supporting her rival Anne Waiguru.
The Kirinyaga Woman Rep was speaking on Saturday in Kiamanyeki, Mwea constituency during a tour to drum up support for her August bid.
Ngirici further told supporters that she was chased away from being the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) chairperson and various committees in the National Assembly for supporting Deputy President William Ruto, who later betrayed her.
“I sacrificed a lot for the UDA party but I was later shortchanged,” Ngirici said, “Mambo ya kuchagua chama tuwache, let us think about individuals who will represent our interests.”
She says will be on the ballot as an independent candidate where she will face incumbent governor Anne Waiguru (UDA), first Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi (TSP), incumbent senator Charles Kibiru and NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua, among others.