Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sent a warning to his Kirinyaga counterpart Anne Waiguru after joining William Ruto’s political wing.

In a statement on his social media channels, Lee Kinyanjui wished Anne Waiguru the best in her new political home; UDA but warned she might have made the move too early hence it might backfire.

“We have learnt of the decision by our colleague to sign up with team yellow.  As the Ibo say, a toad does not run in the daytime for nothing.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sent a warning to his Kirinyaga counterpart Anne Waiguru after joining William Ruto’s political wing.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sent a warning to his Kirinyaga counterpart Anne Waiguru after joining William Ruto’s political wing. Photo: Anne Waiguru/Facebook.

“We respect her decision and wish her well in the coming season. We shall remember her as a respected and resourceful member of our team,” Lee Kinyanjui said.

The Nakuru Governor went ahead to warn that Waiguru has joined William Ruto’s political wing not made the move at the right time for it to help grow her political career.

“In politics, timing is key, it is what distinguishes a masterstroke from a disastrous move. It has ended many careers if not well thought,” he said in an indirect reference to Anne Waiguru’s move to dump the Jubilee party.


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Kinyanjui explained that Waiguru would have considered making the big move in January, 2022 few months to the General Election slated for August next year.

“Having said that, I am reminded of the parable of the ladies who finished their oil before the main wedding. When the final day came, they were empty. The wedding starts in January,” he added in reference to the Bible verse which teaches against being hasty.

Anne Waiguru’s move has also been condemned by political analyst Herman Manyora, who says she got into a bigger trouble by joining Wiliam Ruto’s political wing.

“Governor (Anne) Waiguru is undressing to dive into a leaking swimming pool. By the time she is settled in UDA, the party will be a Kalenjin party,” Manyora said in a tweet.

But to Anne Waiguru, joining Ruto’s camp was a well-thought move that will work well for her political career.

“I asked for wisdom and I think I have listened. I have checked with members who are sitting here and I have even checked with people who are still on the other side,

“I have asked if it would amount to betrayal if I moved but the message I have been given is that in politics, you must be very careful to stay relevant,” Waiguru after being received by Ruto.