Meru Woman Rep Kawira Mwangaza has announced her intention to vie for the county’s gubernatorial seat in 2022. saying she is unhappy with the slow pace of development in the county.
Speaking at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church Kibirichia in her Buuri said she is ready to battle it out for the seat.
“There is someone who said that there were only two horses in the contest yet those being mentioned have failed the people. More horses will come and I am one of them,” she told the faithful who included Deputy President William Ruto.
And while addressing a crowd of youths at Kibirichia stadium, Ms Mwangaza repeated the same and pledged to help solve problems in the county.
Ms Mwangaza who runs a popular charity programme christened ‘Okolea’, is also a preacher and runs a vernacular TV station and identifies herself with the rural poor.
The legislator pledged to support Mr Ruto, saying she is happy with the way he is working.
“We are saying that as hustlers, we are supporting one of our own. We love (Mr) Ruto because there is no other leader who has been to Meru more than him and he doesn’t come empty handed.
“I started supporting Ruto over 10 years ago and I will not abandon him. And when the time comes, because you are giving me the sign, I will go for the seat,” she said.
She also aired her dissapointment on how BBI meetings are being run in Meru stating they are making people feel estranged.
Mwangaza will be battle for the seat with Governor Kiraitu Murungi who she claims is using the BBI to try and “revive” his political career.
“We are not opposed to the BBI but opposed to those trying to use it to revive their dwindling political fortunes,” Ms Mwangaza told the residents.
“Mr Muringi had warned those who don’t want to support BBI to stay 100 metres away from the venues. You cannot open a church and then bar others because they are sinners. You need all of them, then you preach and they get converted. You cannot chase away people while the ( process is all about inclusivity,” she said.
She also accused Muringi of not having a touch with people in the grassroots.
“He no longer has touch with the grassroots and that is why he is clinging onto BBI seeking to be helped by the system. He has nothing to tell the people with regard to 2022.