Kiambu Woman Representative, Gathoni Wamuchomba, is courting controversy over her remarks that she would not hesitate dumping Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga movement if President Uhuru Kenyatta asked her to. 

Speaking to Inooro TV on Tuesday, August 17, Wamuchomba said that despite her recent defection to Ruto’s camp, she still has her options open and that she is always ready to re-align with Uhuru’s side. 

She affirmed that the Mt Kenya region has a soft spot for the President and the leaders from the region still support him.

Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni wa Muchomba during a past event

Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni wa Muchomba during a past eventFACEBOOK

“The problem with our President in the Kiambu region is that we love him. If he calls to tell me that he wants us to have a conversation, even if I were sitting with the DP, I would go running very fast because we love him as our President,” she stated.

Wamuchomba also reiterated that her frustrations with the ruling government emanated from the recently held Kiambaa Constituency and Muguga Ward by-elections.

According to the Woman Representative, she was sidelined from playing a role during the campaigns in the Kiambu region – her own backyard.

She posed a question as to why the party saw it fit to allow outsiders such as Kieni MP Kanini to lead the campaigns.

Alluding to her defection from Jubilee to UDA, she explained that her decision was based on the desires of the Kiambu people.

“The only discrepancy that the people of Kiambu had with me is that I was fronting the Jubilee candidate for the Juja by-elections. They told me not to bring forth any agenda concerning the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), the Jubilee party or Uhuru,” she stated. 

As the 2022 General Election draws closer, the political temperatures are fast-rising with politicians aligning themselves with the most probable winners.


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