Kenyan bishop Margaret Wanjiru has publicly declared that she will support deputy president William Ruto’s presidential bill.
The pioneer of Jesus Is Alive Ministry has also noted that she expects her backyard, the Mount Kenya region, to throw their weight behind the second in command.
Speaking to Nairobi News over the weekend, the former legislator further disclosed that he would vie for Nairobi gubernatorial seat on Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
At the same time, Bishop Wanjiru took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenya, a resident of Mt. Kenya, for frustrating famous leaders in the region and confusing his supporters.
“As a leader, you pass on your leadership to safe hands so they can take care of the people. Being from the Mount Kenya region, we are disappointed the president is not giving us indicators of leaving us in a safe pair of hands,” she said.
She continued, “Instead, what he (the President) has done is to scatter all our leaders who have influence (in the region), and anybody who looks like he or she is doing well (politically) which is unacceptable.”
On the report that President Kenyatta might back any of the opposition leaders to be his successor, the bishop noted that it is his constitutional right to back whoever he likes.
It had been reported that Kenyatta would support either Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, ODM’s Raila Odinga, Gideon Moi of Kanu, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), or Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya).
“It is his democratic right to support whoever he wants to support but Kenyans will decide who will be president, citizens will vote for the leaders they want. For us, we know who is our presidential candidate, William Ruto, who we will go all out to ensure that he wins elections,” added bishop Wanjiru.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.