Outgoing President Uhuru’s cousin Wanjiku Muhoho has announced her exit from elective politics.
Her announcement comes just following her unsuccessful attempts to become Nyandarua Woman Rep for the second time in a row.
On Thursday, September 1, Uhuru’s cousin took to her social media saying that she felt duped by the electorate who implored her to vie for the seat promising to stand by her.
However, Uhuru’s cousin lost to Faith Gitau of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party heavily linked to President-elect William Ruto.
As such, Muhoho has vowed not to ever compete in an election again in the future and that she will be following politics from the social media pages.
“Waliniambia Mhsesh tutakuchagua, hatuangalii chama. Mhesh ground iko na wewe. (The voters told me they will vote for me regardless of the party I am vying on. I would hear them say the grassroots voters are with me)” a bitter Wanjiku lamented.
“Mimi siasa nitakua nazionea facebook (I will be following politics from Facebook from now on),” she stated.
In the 2017 elections, she lost to Gitau at the Jubilee party primaries but was nominated to the Nyandarua assembly.
Following her lose in the 2017, the former Member of the County Assembly was later nominated to the Nyandarua assembly where she acted as the Nyandarua assembly speaker during the house supremacy battle.
During the 2022 party primaries, Wanjiku was given a direct nomination by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party to compete against Gitau but lost with a margin of 40,000 votes.
Initially, Uhuru’s cousin had planned to contest for the Njabini Ward position but later changed her mind to get the Jubilee party nomination.
Unlike Uhuru who is exiting after serving his two-term constitutional limit, Wanjiku will be retiring at a very young age.