Anne Waiguru got married last month to Nairobi lawyer, Kamotho Waiganjo. The wedding for the Kirinyaga Governor was attended by the who’s who in the country’s establishment including the President and former Prime Minister.
One notable absence was Deputy President William Ruto who skipped her wedding. Ruto’s social media pages revealed that he was in Tharaka Nithi County where he was commissioning various projects. Speaking in an interview with Tony Gachoka on KTN’s Pointblank, Waiguru was coy, saying,
Attendance of the wedding was voluntary and the absence of Ruto should not be misinterpreted to mean a souring of the relationship between us.
She also disclosed that other top leaders had attended the wedding because political formations were happening, ‘In politics, formations happen. Those who showed up at the wedding were there either to confirm their membership to emerging political formations or friendship.’
Waiguru also surprised with the statement that she was open to forming an alliance with ODM leader. She added that the Mt. Kenya would fully support Raila but she clarified that that did not mean that she had ditched DP Ruto.
Being a member of the Jubilee Party, we have to separate matters concerning the party from those of the handshake. President Kenyatta is the party leader and Ruto is the deputy party leader. When the time comes, we will make a decision on the direction the party will take. Ultimately, Kenyans will determine who will run the country. It is not an individual’s decision.
Anne Waiguru has grown from strength to strength politically since serving as the first Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, from 15 May 2013 until 21 November 2015.
She then contested for the Kirinyaga governorship in 2017 where she won a hotly contested election against Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua.