Editor's Review

Waiguru has heavily been mentioned as Deputy President William Ruto's potential running mate.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has weighed in on the raging debate regarding the running mate of Deputy President William Ruto.

This comes even as calls intensify among a group of women leaders who want Waiguru named as DP's running mate.

Amidst the calls, Waiguru now says she fits the bill.

{Deputy President William Ruto and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. IMAGE: COURTESY}

Waiguru who spoke to a local daily said she has all the requisite experience to be a deputy president of the Republic of Kenya.

“I have some qualities that make me uniquely qualified," She said.

She went on to list numerous achievements she posted while serving in government during her tenure to justify why she is the best person for the seat.

"Among other achievements, I have served for over 20 years at the senior level in government including both as CS and an elected Governor, with an accomplished record of delivery including Ifmis, Huduma centres and transformation of Kirinyaga County all of which have won local and international recognition and awards."

The running mate seat is proving to be a political hot potato for both the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Both parties are embroiled in a tussle on who fits the bill for both ODM leader Raila Odinga and Ruto.

Waiguru is among the list of leaders who have been listed as potential Ruto's deputy.

Others include Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki among others.

On Azimio's side, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua and Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth have been heavily mentioned.