Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni wa Muchomba has defended her decision to ditch President Kenyatta for Deputy President William Ruto.
Wa Muchomba announced her defection following a meeting with Ruto at his Karen residence last week.
Speaking on Sunday, Wa Muchomba said she does not regret the move, insisting that she followed the voice of the people of Kiambu.
“In my mind, my thoughts as a politician tell me that I follow my people. My Kiambu people have shown me that they have moved from Uhuru Kenyatta and want William Ruto and they are angry,” said Wa Muchomba.
She added: “Mt Kenya region is very angry with Uhuru. The region did not permit him to enter into a handshake deal with Raila Odinga. Therefore, I have no regrets about ditching him for Deputy President William Ruto.”
“I don’t know his Excellency the President knows people are angry. People are angry because of the handshake; they say they were never involved. Also, this proposal that ODM merges with Jubilee people are angry.”
Her sudden change of heart came as a surprise given that she was among the fiercest supporters of President Kenyatta, the handshake, and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
The former radio presenter was a key member of the ‘Kieleweke’ faction of the Jubilee Party, which supports President Kenyatta.